There are two large grass fires currently burning in the Leichhardt riverbed in Mount Isa sending a pall of black smoke visible across the city.
Both fires started in the early Saturday evening.
The first is just north of the Gray St bridge east of the netball courts and several crews are dealing with it.
The second is a few hundred metres to the north near the Alma St Crossing and there are crews attending that fire too.
The Alma St Crossing is currently closed to traffic.
The rugby which was due to start at 6pm has been delayed.
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