Fire crews are on scene battling a grass fire in The Common. Picture: Jann Houley
Fire crews are on scene battling a grass fire in The Common. Picture: Jann Houley

UPDATE: Firefighters extinguish blaze in North Rocky

UPDATE, SUNDAY 9.10AM: Fire crews have extinguished the grass fire in The Common.

It is understood the fire was extinguished last night, with crews wrapping up about 11pm.

UPDATE, 5PM: Fire crews will continue to battle the grass fire in The Common throughout tonight.

Five crews are currently on scene, with a sixth en route.

UPDATE, 1.45PM: The grass fire has reportedly been contained to the riverfront; however, smoke is still billowing and can be seen from Norbridge Park.

The fire has not impacted Norbridge Park facilities.

One more fire crew has arrived on scene, with a ninth en route.

 

Smoke can be seen billowing from Norbridge Park. Picture: Jann Houley
Smoke can be seen billowing from Norbridge Park. Picture: Jann Houley

 

INITIAL: Seven fire crews are on scene battling a grass fire in North Rockhampton.

The fire was reported burning in The Common just after 10.30am.

The fire is believed to be in grassland, with no properties or structures under threat.

Fire crews are in the process of setting up an incident action plan.

Smoke may affect residents and motorists in the area.

Residents should close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition. Motorists should use caution and drive to conditions.

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