QFES contain large grass fire west of Ipswich

LATEST: Fire crews remain on scene at a grass fire burning near Hornbuckles Rd, Hidden Vale Rd and Cummings Rd, Calvert.

Firefighters have contained the blaze and will continue to monitor the area into the evening.

There is no threat to property at this time.

Smoke may affect surrounding areas.

If affected, residents should close windows and doors and those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by.

Smoke can decrease visibility, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions if travelling in the area.

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


Chopper aids firefighters' efforts

UPDATE: Firefighters are working with the assistance of a water bombing chopper to fight a large grass fire west of Ipswich.

The fire was reported in a paddock bordered by Hornbuckles, Hidden Vale and Cummings roads in Calvert about 1.30pm and has since spread across a large area.

QFES has issued a warning for smoke in the area but says no properties are under direct threat at this stage.


Multiple fire crews called to protect home

EARLIER: Eight crews of firefighters are on scene and more are on the way to a blaze in a paddock that is burning a short distance from a home.

The fire was first reported at Hornbuckle's Rd, Calvert, about 1.30pm.

The fire was reportedly burning about 400m from a house.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service says multiple crews have responded.

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