Fire crews respond to highway fire near Emerald.
Fire crews respond to highway fire near Emerald. Clive Lowe

Multiple fires on CQ hwy

2.55PM: Multiple fire crews are responding to reports of several fires on the Capricorn Hwy west of Emerald.

Initial reports suggest the fires are between 5km and 20km west of the town.

There are unconfirmed reports of a person starting the fires.

The Rural Fire Service advises that 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 Triple Zero (000) immediately.”


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