A fire in the sand dunes near New Brighton this afternoon is being treated as suspicious.
Four fire trucks and a tanker attended the blaze in Southshore which started around 1:20pm. It has been brought under control and a fire spokesperson says houses had not been under threat.
A number of surrounding streets were cordoned off and smoke could be smelled from across the city. The flames were being fuelled by an easterly wind.
Fire Investigators are determining the cause of the blaze but a fire spokesperson says they are treating it as suspicious.
It is the second fire in the area after a 17-year-old appeared in court for allegedly starting a fire in the sand dunes that forced residents from their homes on November 30.