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Vegetation Fire Sparks In The West

A vegetation fire has broken out in the Expedition State Forest, more than four hours west of Gladstone.

It broke out last week and is burning near the Dawson Highway.

Firefighters are working to contain the blaze and crews will conduct backburning operations along the Dawson Highway today.

Residents may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the day and are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

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