FIREFIGHTERS are backburning and conducting property protection in the area of Kirkwood Rd, Glenlyon Rd and Mt Rollo Rd.
The vegetation fire broke out around 12.45pm. Multiple crews remain on site.
The fire has been contained and poses not threat to properties.
Firefighters are dampening down and blackening out hot spots.
The blaze is causing a large smoke haze in the surrounding area.
Motorists are reminded to drive to conditions and be mindful of emergency services personnel in the area.
Residents are advised to close doors and windows and keep medication on hand if suffering from a respiratory illness.
If residents feel their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
TWO rural fire crews are at a vegetation fire on Kirkwood Rd, and two more will be on the scene soon.
They were called to the fire, which is at the Gladstone-Benaraby Rd end of Kirkwood Rd, at about 1.20pm.