FIRE WARNING: Multiple fire crews are attending to a vegetation fire burning at Coominglah State Forest.
FIRE WARNING: Multiple fire crews are attending to a vegetation fire burning at Coominglah State Forest. Chris Ison

Vegetation fire burning south of Monto

MULTIPLE Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Parks and Wildlife crews are on scene at a vegetation fire burning within Coominglah State Forest north west of Glenleigh Road.

The blaze, which broke out about 10pm on February 4, is burning within containment lines.

Firefighters are maintaining fire breaks and will be conducting backburning operations throughout the area.

Incident Controller Steve Roberts, incident controller for the fire said it should soon be fully contained.

"Residents will see smoke in the area for the next three to four days,” Mr Roberts said.

"We're using aircraft to help suppress the fire activity near the containment line so we don't have any breaches.”

Early speculation points to a lightning strike as the cause.

There is no threat to property at this time, but smoke may affect the area throughout today.

Residents should close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

Smoke can decrease visibility, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions, and be wary of any crew within the area.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000).



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