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Photo: Daniel Perrin / Daily News
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Six crews gear up to battle Burnett blaze

UPDATE 12pm

TEN crews attended a vegetation fire on 349 Parker Rd, Ellesmere this morning.

Kingaroy rural fire service training and support officer Steve Roberts said the fire had been contained.

"The fire was on four acres of private property and has been contained," he said.

"We have had minimal rain but residents need to be very vigilant while doing any work outside and make sure they have always got precautions to extinguish a fire if it starts, and if in doubt, call Triple Zero (000) immediately."

EARLIER 10.45am

SIX fire crews are en route to a vegetation fire at 349 Parker Rd, Ellesmere.

Smoke may affect residents and motorists in the area.

Residents should close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition.

Motorists should use caution and drive to conditions.

If you believe your property is under threat, you should call 000 immediately.