GOLD Coasters can expect to see a large smoke plume rise west of the city this afternoon as a large scale burn off gets underway in the hinterland.
The Department of Defence will be responsible for the burn along Beechmont Road at Witheren, near the Canungra Army Camp.
Firies warn large amounts of smoke will be visible from surrounding areas this afternoon and into the night.
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In addition, smoke is still visible from the hazard reduction burn completed on defence land below Mount Tamborine yesterday.