The cause of a fire in the Leichhardt River yesterday remains unknown, as logs continue to smoulder.
The grass fire started in the Leichhardt River, behind Mount Isa Mining Supplies at 2pm on August 12.
Businessman Brett Peterson said the fire was 80 metres from his business Mount Isa Mining Supplies.
"I watched it jump 20 metres from one grassed section to another, towards the shop," he said.
Concerned for his business, staff watered the grassland behind his business as a preventative measure, as the fire moved north through the riverbed towards Twenty-Third Avenue.
Fire crews arrives at the scene around 2.15pm and had the fire under control by 2.27pm.
Fire crews left the scene at 4.35pm with some logs continuing to burn safely for a couple of days.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
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