Queensland Rural Fire Service fire truck outside the QFES Gladstone Area Office.
Queensland Rural Fire Service fire truck outside the QFES Gladstone Area Office. Sarah Steger

Large grass fire threatened homes at Bororen

At midday a fire started on a property at Koorawatha Drive Bororen and escaped into a neighbouring paddock.

It has since jumped Reed Bed Road and approximately 60 acres of grass has been burnt and three houses are reported to be under threat.

Firefighters are working to contain the blaze and smoke may affect nearby areas. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services urged residents to close windows and doors, and said those suffering a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by. 

Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. 

Several fire crews are attending the blaze.