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Grass Fire Sparks West Of Port Douglas

UPDATE | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are monitoring a grass fire burning inaccessible land in the vicinity of Ocean View Drive and Colenso Road, Killaloe.

The fire, which is visible from the Captain Cook Highway, is currently burning within containment lines and is posing no threat to property.

Nearby residents may be affected by smoke.

Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat, they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

EARLIER | A grass fire is still alight west of Port Douglas.  

It is burning in vicinity of Ocean View Drive and Colenso Road, Killaloe.

The fire broke out on Sunday and is posing no threat to property at this time.

It is visible from the Captain Cook Highway and crews will continue to monitor the area over the coming days.

Nearby residents may be affected by smoke. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to the conditions.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat, they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.