Six fire and rescue crews battle blaze at Lowmead

SIX Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently on scene at a bushfire burning near Clarke Road and Mackellor Road, Lowmead (north-west of Bundaberg).

Crews are working to strengthen containment lines surrounding  the blaze, which started around 10:30am today.

This fire is currently posing no threat to property.

A large smoke haze is affecting surrounding areas and residents are advised to close windows and doors and keep medication on hand if suffering from a respiratory illness.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and drive to conditions as smoke may affect visibility on the road.