Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is continuing to monitor a large vegetation fire burning near McAuliffe Road, Colosseum (south of Gladstone). There is no threat to property at this time.

The fire is causing significant smoke and residents in the area and surrounds are advised to close windows and doors.

If you are suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

The smoke may decrease visibility on the road and motorists are asked to drive with caution and to conditions.

If your property is under threat please call Triple Zero (000) immediately.