Two Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently on scene at a grass fire burning between Kirkwood Road and Bukkan Road, Kirkwood. A third crew are on their way as of 2:30pm.
This fire broke out around 11am and is posing no threat to property at this time.
Firefighters are working to contain the fire, which is generating large amounts of smoke.
Residents and motorists will be affected by smoke throughout the afternoon.
Residents should close windows and doors and keep their medications close by if they suffer from a respiratory condition.
Smoke can decrease visibility, so motorists should drive to conditions.
This is the second deliberately lit fire in the last two days, and investigations are underway to find the person behind these fires.
Accessing and back burning the fire is underway with hopes the fire will be contained by nightfall.
If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
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