FIRE: Crews are battling a blaze at Midge Point. Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle
FIRE: Crews are battling a blaze at Midge Point. Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

UPDATE: Crews to monitor Midge Point blaze for several days

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 8.40AM: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services remain on scene at Midge Point monitoring a vegetation fire burning near Jimmy Rock Road and Midge Point Road. 

A QFES spokesperson said the fire was contained and was posing no threat to property at this time. 

"Crews will continue to monitor this fire in the coming days," the spokesperson said.

"Smoke is affecting the surrounding area, so residents should close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medications close by if required.

"Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you feel your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately."

 

UPDATE 3.00PM: QFES crews have contained a vegetation fire burning near Jimmy Rock Road and Midge Point Road.

The blaze is not posing a threat to property, however smoke is affecting the surrounding area.

QFES has advised residents to close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medications close by if required.

Crews will continue to monitor the area.

EARLIER: FIRE crews are battling to contain a vegetation fire that has spread across four hectares after it ignited earlier this morning at Midge Point.

The first 000 call was received at 9.30am and three fire crews are now at the scene on Jimmy Rock Road.

A QFES spokeswoman said the fire was in a "forested" area and there was no immediate threat to property at this time.

She said firefighters were conducting back-burn operations to bring the fire under control.

Nearby residents are advised to close windows and doors and keep medication nearby if they have a respiratory illness.

The fire danger across the Central Highlands and Coalfields region has increased to severe as a hot, dry front moves over the area.