Eight properties are under threat from a large bushfire
burning in northern Queensland.
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) says four crews
are attending the blaze near the Bruce Highway and Probert
Road, Bambaroo, north of Townsville.
Crews were establishing containment lines while protecting
eight properties under immediate threat about 2am (AEST),
Properties have been door-knocked and residents advised.
Any other residents who believed their home was under threat
should call triple zero.
A large volume of smoke is expected to cover the area for
several days and motorists are urged to exercise caution and
drive to conditions.