6:00AM: FIRE FIGHTERS are wrapping up back burning in Pacific Pines this morning, in a bid to contain a large grass fire that sparked over the weekend.
Queensland Fire and Emergency crews are expected to continue to monitor the area throughout the day.
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Residents are advised to keep windows and doors closed and keep medications for respiratory conditions close by due to the lingering smoke.
9.00PM: FIREFIGHTERS believe they have the upper hand on a bushfire burning at Pacific Pines this evening.
Several crews are still on scene, monitoring several sections of the blaze and conducting final back burns.
Earlier, crews were forced to protect homes from ember attack.
Thick smoke is still wafting through Pacific Pines, with residents advised to keep windows and doors closed and keep medications for respiratory conditions close by.
5.30PM: FIREFIGHTERS are doing their best to protect homes from a bushfire burning at Pacific Pines this evening.
Crews were first called to the area of Elkins Street around 12.30pm after flames from a car fire spread into nearby dry bushland.
At 4.15pm, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said the fire was approximately eight hectares in size and encroaching on Nerang State Forest and homes in Wunburra Circuit.
Around two dozen rural and urban crews are on scene, suppressing the fire and providing structural protection for nearby homes.
Residents are advised to keep windows and doors closed and keep medications for respiratory conditions close by.
Motorists are urged to drive to conditions. If you feel you or your property is at threat, phone triple zero (000) immediately.