WARNING: Smoke haze expected to remain around fire site
UPDATE: Two fire crews are now mopping up at what was a large grass fire this afternoon at New Chum.
Drivers have been warned to drive to the conditions with a smoke haze expected to remain in the area for some time.
Six fire crews attended and managed to bring the fire under control by 1:20pm.
FIRE crews are battling a large blaze at New Chum near Redbank Plains Rd and the Cunnhingham Hwy on-ramp.
Motorists have been warned to drive to the conditions as a large smoke haze has blanketed the area.
Three crews are on scene and have contained the blaze.
A strict fire ban is in place in Ipswich today due to strong winds and unfavourable conditions