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22 February, 2021

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE - Emergency services fight blaze near Springsure

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are working to contain a blaze near Springsure

Fire and Emergency services are at work containing a blaze near Springsure

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) are on-site at a blaze adjacent to Joe's Plain Reserve in Orion.

There is still no threat to property and Firefighters are working to contain the fire with aerial assistance.

The Dawson Highway near Staircase Range has been closed since 3pm this afternoon to accomodate backburning.

The backburning has caused heavy smoke in the area so motorists are asked to drive with caution and "to conditions", according to QFES.

Residents nearby are asked to close doors and windows if they suffer from a respiratory condition and to keep medication nearby.

If you are concerned your property is being affected by the fire, contact Triple Zero (000) immediately.

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency services are currently attending a bushfire near Springsure.

The fire, near Joe’s Plain reserve, Orion, presently poses no threat to property.

Firefighters are at work containing the blaze with aerial assistance.

The Dawson Highway may be affected by smoke for the remainder of the day.

Motorists are warned to drive with caution.

Nearby residents are asked to close all doors and windows if suffering from a respiratory condition, and to keep medications close by.

If residents feel their property is under threat, they are urged to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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