Emergency service crews are fighting at large bushfire at Cherwell, near Howard.
Emergency service crews are fighting at large bushfire at Cherwell, near Howard. Contributed

UPDATE: Fire crews fight throughout night to contain blaze

UPDATE 7.30AM:

FIRE crews have worked throughout the night to keep a bushfire at Cherwell under control.

Currently, one crew is at the scene near Bruce Hwy and Pig Creek and two more crews are en route.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the fire was under control and firefighters will monitor any potential wind changes.

A bulldozer was used at midnight to widen the containment lines of the blaze.

The fire originally broke out at 1pm yesterday.  

UPDATE, 7.45PM: As crews continue to battle a large bushfire at Cherwell, two other blazes have broken out on the Fraser Coast.

Two crews are at the scene of a vegetation fire at Eds Place in Burrum Heads.

Nearby residents have been urged to close doors and windows in case of smoke.

Another vegetation fire is burning at Eli Waters near Endeavour Way and Ibis Boulevard.

One crew is at the scene.

UPDATE, 6.50PM: Water-bombing operations are underway at Cherwell after a large bushfire broke out on Monday.

There are currently 16 crews at the scene battling the flames between the Bruce Highway and Pig Creek.

Nearby residents are being advised to stay up to date and decide what action to take if the situation changes.

No properties are currently under threat.

The scene of a bushfire at Cherwell.
The scene of a bushfire at Cherwell.

EARLIER: Water-bombing operations are set to be carried out as a bushfire rages at Cherwell, near Howard.

The fire is burning near the Bruce Highway, Barretts Road and Pig Creek and there are currently 18 vehicles on scene with three on the way.

The blaze started about 1pm.

The fire is travelling in a westerly direction.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

The water-bombing efforts are being carried out to contain the fire.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Emergency service crews are fighting at large bushfire at Cherwell, near Howard.
Emergency service crews are fighting at large bushfire at Cherwell, near Howard. Contributed

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