**Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are no longer required on scene at this incident.**

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Kelso (Townsville) – bushfire as at 9am Fri 26 July  

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning near South Beck Drive, Pinnacle Drive and St Lucia Drive in Kelso. This fire broke out at 7.45am and is posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze by undertaking backburning operations in the area. Smoke may affect nearby residents, who are advised to close windows and doors and keep respiratory 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.