A fire on Redbank Plains Road at New Chum, November 05, 2019.
A fire on Redbank Plains Road at New Chum, November 05, 2019. Rob Williams

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