Fire crews monitor blaze at Beecher

FIRE crews are monitoring a fire near Upton Rd, Beecher, south-west of Gladstone.

The fire, which broke out Monday about 4pm, is posing no threat to properties.

Residents in Beecher and surrounding areas will be affected by a large volume of smoke throughout the day and are advised to shut windows and doors.

People who suffer from respiratory illnesses are advised to keep medications close by, and motorists are advised to drive to conditions.