Police have made an emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act due to a bushfire burning at Gregory River (north of Childers).
The exclusion zone is bound by the edge of the Elliot State Forest along Childers Road, Voss Road, Newlands Road and Foleys Road.
Residents within the exclusion zone are urged to follow the advice of emergency services on the ground.
Childers Road is closed between Foleys Road and Pine Creek Road.
Members of the public are advised to avoid the area.
Check Queensland Fire and Emergency Service’s facebook page for information and warnings.