2.40pm: THE family who reported the fire on Greenhills Ct at Calliope spoke to The Observer after the fire was extinguished, saying they were relieved it had been put out so quickly.

"We called 000 as soon as we saw the fire was getting close to the shipping container on the property," one resident said.

The air surrounding the properties was heavy with smoke, but the family didn't seem overly worried.

"We were more just worried about the houses next door to us, as the wind seemed to be blowing the flames in their direction." 

A QFES crew left the scene of the fire at about 1.15pm, with another staying back to continue hosing the burned and smoking area.

1.33pm: FIRE FIGHTERS at a Calliope property have extinguished a grass fire which came within metres of property fence lines.

At least one crew has been spotted leaving the scene.

The owners of the property called 000 after a shipping container on their property caught fire, and told The Observer they were impressed at the speed with which fire fighters arrived on the scene.

CLOSE CALL: The grass fire came within metres of a fence line.
CLOSE CALL: The grass fire came within metres of a fence line. Sarah Steger

They said despite the fire coming within metres of their own fence line, they were more worried about surrounding properties due to the wind picking up.

12.50pm: AT LEAST five fire crews are responding to a vegetation fire burning at the top of a hill on Greenhills Ct at Calliope, about two streets over from Calliope Caravan Park.

One urban crew has arrived on the scene, while two rural crews and two further urban crews are on their way.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said fire fighters were currently trying to gain access to a property after being alerted to the fire around 12.15pm.

A shipping container is believed to be in close proximity to the fire.

Updates to follow.

Calliope fire: Fire fighters at a Calliope property have extinguished a grass fire which came within metres of property fence lines
Calliope fire: Fire fighters at a Calliope property have extinguished a grass fire which came within metres of property fence lines