Two major fires burning north of Toowoomba

FIREFIGHTERS are battling two blazes north of Toowoomba.

Crews are monitoring a fire that is burning at Jones Gully, Emu Creek that started on Saturday.

The fire was likely started by a lightning strike.

A plane will fly up from Brisbane to map the site at about 10am.

There are currently no houses in danger but the area is on a watch and alert status.

That means if the fire does start to threaten houses an alert will be issued to the media and placed on the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service website.

South of that fire another fire is burning at Kavanaghs Rd Buaraba, near Crows Nest.

That fire started yesterday at about 2pm and is visible from Toowoomba and towns to the west including Kingsthorpe.

Multiple appliances have responded to that fire and it will also be mapped by aircraft today at about 10am.

That fire is not contained but is burning within containment lines.

It's located in the Whipbird Dr area.

The fire is not currently threatening any property or structures.

Residents in the immediate location of the fire should close their windows if they have respiratory problems.

Topics:  bushfire qfrs toowoomba

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