VEGETATION FIRE: Multiple fire crews are on scene at a vegetation fire in Sandy Ridges. Picture: Rae Wilson
VEGETATION FIRE: Multiple fire crews are on scene at a vegetation fire in Sandy Ridges. Picture: Rae Wilson

UPDATE: Two South Burnett bushfires erupt hours apart

UPDATE 2.45PM:

TWO bushfires have erupted in the South Burnett only hours apart. 

A QFES spokesman said a second large grass fire is now burning on Anita Rd in Blackbutt North as of 2pm, with five crews working to control the blaze. 

A total of 14 fire crews attended the vegetation blaze in Sandy Ridges near Kingaroy since about 10am. 

The blaze is still burning north of the Glenmore Road and Kingaroy Barkers Creek Road intersection, between Glenmore Road and Kingaroy Barkers Creek Road.

Residents in the area may be affected by smoke, and are asked to close windows and doors, and to keep medications close by if they suffer from a respiratory condition.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call triple-0 (000) immediately.

EARLIER: 

MULTIPLE fire crews are currently on scene at a vegetation fire in Sandy Ridges near Kingaroy.

The blaze is burning north of the Glenmore Road and Kingaroy Barkers Creek Road intersection, between Glenmore Road and Kingaroy Barkers Creek Road.

The fire is posing no threat to property at this time.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are working to contain the blaze.

Residents in the area may be affected by smoke, and are asked to close windows and doors, and to keep medications close by if they suffer from a respiratory condition.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call triple-0 (000) immediately.

One crew, fourteen crews have been on scene over the course of today

South Burnett

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