Bushfire to blame for smoke haze over Bay
FIREFIGHTERS are still battling a bushfire west of Hervey Bay, with smoke expected to affect residents living in Childers, Hervey Bay and Maryborough over the next few days.
Crews were called to a blaze near Kullogum Rd and Golden Fleece Rd in Golden Fleece, west of Hervey Bay near Childers, about 4.05pm on Sunday. A spokeswoman from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service said the fire is expected to burn for several days. Residents in in the Fraser Coast may be affected by a smoke haze, and are advised to keep windows and doors shut if suffering from a respiratory condition.