Bruce Highway closure due to smoke hazard

THE Bruce Highway has been closed 2kms north of Kennedy (south of Innisfail) due to a grass fire causing a smoke hazard in the area.

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews are currently on scene at a grass fire burning near the Bruce Highway and Nash Road.

The fire broke out at 10.45am and is posing no threat to property at this time.

However, police have confirmed the highway is now closed due to the significant smoke hazard.

Firefighters are working to contain the blaze.

Kennedy residents may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the afternoon.


Stories of Australia's oldest man to inspire generations

Stories of Australia's oldest man to inspire generations

Dexter Kruger, 109, is currently working on his 13th book

Two more break-ins and cash stolen

Two more break-ins and cash stolen

Thieves broke into two businesses and stole cash.

Council cuts funding for shire's wild dog eradication

Council cuts funding for shire's wild dog eradication

Wild dogs poses serious threats to the sheep and cattle industries.