Gladstone residents are preparing to evacuate as a bushfire moves in

RESIDENTS in parts of Gladstone, central Queensland, are being told to prepare to evacuate ahead of a bushfire in their area.

At 11am, a large fire south of Gladstone was moving quickly to the southeast, northeast and north, and was expected to impact Little Creek Estate, Telina Estate, Parksville Estate, Toodoon Botanical Gardens and Mt Biondello within two to six hours.

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service said 11 fire crews and a water bomber aircraft were experiencing difficulty controlling the blaze.

Spot fires could start ahead of the front and embers were also being thrown from it.

Residents were strongly advised to be prepared to relocate to a safer area, if required.

Meanwhile, a large bushfire burning in southeast Queensland is not threatening any homes.

Two urban and two rural fire crews are working to contain the blaze at Buxton, near Hervey Bay, which broke out around 3.45pm yesterday, the Department of Community Safety says.

Firefighters are protecting properties in the area, where more than 30 fires are burning.

Residents who suffer from or are susceptible to respiratory illness are advised to remain indoors and keep their doors and windows shut.

Motorists are urged to be aware of the smoke haze.

Smoke was also causing problems for drivers in Brisbane’s Moreton Bay area, due to a bushfire on Bribie Island that is not threatening homes.

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