UPDATE: Crews contain fire burning near M’boro

UPDATE, 5.45AM: Fire crews have successfully contained the blaze burning at Yerra.

Firefighters are currently working to strengthen containment lines.

There is no threat to property but smoke is still affecting the area.

EARLIER: Crews are at the scene of a vegetation fire that started southwest of Maryborough on Tuesday.

The fire, located at Yerra, started about 3.20pm near Harris Rd and Yerra Rd.

Seven fire crews are fighting the blaze, which is currently posing no threat to property.

Smoke is affecting the area and residents are being asked to close windows and doors and keep medications nearby if suffering from respiratory conditions.

Motorists are being asked to drive with caution.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat, they should contact triple-0.