Six firefighting crews are working to control a blaze at The Palms.
Six firefighting crews are working to control a blaze at The Palms. Claudia Baxter

UPDATE: Close-call fire in Gympie region under control

UPDATE: Monday 7.30am:

A FIRE AT The Palms yesterday was brought under control late yesterday afternoon, a Queensland Fire and Emergency Service representative said this morning.

Some stacks of timber continued to smoulder but these were being wetted down at last report, which was at 4pm to 5pm.

They were surrounded by burnt areas and were considered safe.

Landholders were monitoring the situation and fire fighters were expected to revisit the area today to ensure safety.

SUNDAY 2pm: 

MULTIPLE firefighting crews are working to control a grass fire which has ignited at The Palms.

Six crews are on the scene of the fire, which started about 12.30pm near De Castella Rd.

A QFES spokesman said "smoke may affect the area throughout the afternoon and into the evening".

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"Residents should close windows and doors, and keep their respiratory medications close by if required," he sai.

"Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

"If residents think their property is under threat, they should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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