Fire crews on scene at Taroomball
Fire crews on scene at Taroomball JANN HOULEY

ROLLING COVERAGE: Crews continue to monitor Taroomball fire

UPDATE 11AM, SATURDAY: Fire crews will continue to monitor a bushfire burning at Taroomball throughout the day.

The bushfire was reported as burning within containment lines near Tanby Road and Hidden Valley Road.

Local crews may patrol the area today. The fire is posing no threat to property at this time.

Nearby areas may be affected by smoke. If affected, residents are advised to close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medication close by.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions.

If you are concerned your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

UPDATE 1.20PM: The Taroomball fire burning near Yeppoon has been downgraded from 'advice' level. 

Rural Fire Crews will remain on scene as the fire burns well within containment lines. 

Authorities say smoke will affect the area for the coming days.   

UPDATE 7.30AM: There are nine Rural Fire Service crews on scene of the Taroomball fire which has burnt overnight into its second day. 

A Queensland Fire and Emergency spokeswoman said authorities are currently assessing whether further aerial waterbombing will be needed this morning.  

Fire near Hidden Valley Rd. Yeppoon.
Fire near Hidden Valley Rd. Yeppoon. Allan Reinikka

UPDATE FRIDAY 6am: The fire burning at Taroomball near Yeppoon continues to burn at 'advice' level. 

As of 5.30am, four Rural Fire Service crews remain on scene and waterbombing is set to continue later this morning. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have said no properties are under direct threat but smoke will continue affect the area. 

Fire near Hidden Valley Rd. Yeppoon.
Fire near Hidden Valley Rd. Yeppoon. Allan Reinikka

UPDATE 5.40PM(THURSDAY): CREWS are beginning to leave the scene of the Taroomball and Hidden Valley grassfire, but residents in the area have been urged to keep up to date and decide what actions they will take if the situation changes.

As at 5.30pm the bushfire was travelling in a westerly direction from Tanby Road towards Hidden Valley Road.

Firefighters are working to contain the blaze and will remain on scene overnight.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call 000 immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

UPDATE 5.30PM: SEVENTEEN fire crews remain at the scene of a blaze in the Taroomball and Hidden Valley areas. 

Two water-bombing helicopter that travelled up from Gladstone to assist earlier this afternoon, have since finished up and are heading home. 

Crews on the ground will continue to monitor the fire. 

UPDATE 3.30PM: WATER bombing aircraft have been called in to help contain a blaze burning in the Taroomball and Hidden Valley areas. 

Helicopters are dropping water to stop the spread of the fire. 

On the ground, fire crews have been able to protect homes in both the Tanby Road and Hidden Valley areas. 

Reports indicate crews are putting in containment lines in the Tanby Road section of the fire and are working with machinery to establish fire breaks in the Hidden Valley section. 

There are currently 13 crews on scene and two more en route. 

UPDATE 3.20pm: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services have confirmed there are waterbombing aircraft attending the Taroomball which has since been upgraded to 'advice' level. 

 QFES are asking those affected to stay informed as the fire travels westerly from Tanby Road to Hidden Valley Rd. 

 They advise properties are not under direct threat but are warning those nearby that smoke will affect visibility and air quality.   

Queensland Rural Fire service said 13 vehicles are on scene with more en route.

More to come.

UPDATE 3PM: THIRTEEN fire fighting crews are at the scene of the blaze burning in the Taroomball and Hidden Valley area. 

An additional crew is responding to provide even further assistance. 

UPDATE 2.33PM: POLICE have helped to evacuate an elderly lady from a property under threat by fire at the Capricorn Coast. 

A Queensland Police spokeswoman said police were called at 1.35pm to the large fire and began patrolling the area to warn nearby residents. 

"Two properties were at significant risk and police transported one elderly lady away from the home," the spokeswoman said. 

The spokeswoman said the fire was now over the hill and heading towards Hidden Valley. 

"Police are door-knocking the local area to warn residents, some are leaving and some have decided to stay." 

Queensland Rural Fire Service live-tracking of the fire shows there are now 10 crews on scene and a further two en route. 

A large water truck may be brought in from Cawarral to assist. 

UPDATE 2.25PM: POLICE are trying to evacuate residents in the Tanby Road area due to the ongoing fire situation. 

Reports suggest two elderly residents in Hidden Valley have refused to leave their home. 

Fire crews are responding directly to the address to protect the home. 

UPDATE 2.20PM: THE BLAZE burning at Taroomball has now reached the top of the hill, as fire crews continue to try and contain it. 

Fire crews have established a control centre on site along Tanby Road. 

More crews are responding. 

It is unclear at this stage how close the fire is to homes. 

UPDATE 2.05PM: MORE RESOURCES are being called in to help fight a fire threatening properties on the Capricorn Coast. 

Six fire crews are now on scene and a further four are en route to assist. 

Reports indicate crews have had no time to assess the situation, launching straight into protecting homes from the fast-moving blaze. 

Crews are setting up at various locations along the fire front. 

UPDATE 2PM: FOUR rural fire crews are now on scene at an out of control blaze at Taroomball, with a further four en route. 

Windy conditions are causing issues for fire crews, who are working on protecting properties in the area. 

Just before 2pm, a wind gust of 48km/hr was recorded at Yeppoon. 

It is understood concerned home owners have called 000 asking for help. 

INITIAL: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services crews are responding to a grass fire at the Capricorn Coast.

The blaze has broken out on Tanby Road, Taroomball and there is currently one fire crew on scene.

Further crews are responding.

Initial reports suggest the fire is moving uphill, in a westerly direction and is threatening homes.

It is understood crews are working to protect homes.