Firefighters are urging South Burnett residents to obtain a “Permit to Light Fire” when reducing fuel loads on their properties ahead of bushfire season.
Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford has put the spotlight on the latest Budget allocations for new fire stations in Yarraman and Kilkivan but has given no date as to when the projects will be completed.
No one was injured but a house in Douglas Street, Cherbourg, was gutted by fire early on Monday evening.
Firefighters are advising South Burnett residents to take advantage of current conditions and put bushfire preparations on the front burner.
A promising new way to clean up water supplies contaminated by toxic PFAS pollution has been developed by South Australian researchers.
Quick work by firefighters on Friday afternoon prevented the first big fire of the winter season becoming much worse.
As temperatures continue to plummet across regional Queensland, renewed warnings have been issued about the hidden risks of many heating appliances.
Fire investigators will inspect the site of a fire which completely destroyed a house on Kooralgin-Upper Yarraman Road near Kooralgin on Sunday morning.
A caravan was incinerated during a fire on Chinchilla-Wondai Road at Ballogie on Tuesday afternoon.
An appeal has been started to help the Fisher family who lost all their possessions in a devastating house fire in Cherbourg on Saturday night.
Landholders are being urged to educate themselves about bushfire mitigation as Operation Cool Burn was officially launched again across Queensland on Tuesday.
A petition is calling on the State Government to abandon its restructuring rural fire brigades and SES groups
Six fire crews rapidly brought a grassfire burning on the outskirts of Kingaroy under control on Friday morning.
Two small sheds and several vehicles were damaged during a large grass fire in the Mannuem area on Monday afternoon.
The State Government has rejected Opposition claims that changes to management and funding will be “the death of the Rural Fire Service as we know it”.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a fire weather warning on Monday afternoon for the Maranoa, Warrego, Darling Downs, Granite Belt and Southeast Coast forecast districts.
Urban and rural fire crews were called to a large grass fire burning on Clark And Swendson Road in Kingaroy on Monday afternoon.
Firefighters from several local rural brigades gathered in the training room at the Rural Fire Service Burnett HQ in Kingaroy on Saturday to brush up on their first aid skills.
Six rural fire crews are currently on scene – and another six on the way – at a grass fire burning near Kingaroy-Barkers Creek Road in the Sandy Ridges area.
Fire permits in the South and North Burnett council areas have been cancelled from 8:00am on Thursday (January 31) until further notice.
Firefighters are monitoring the site of a blaze which broke out near T H Burns Road at Ballogie on Saturday afternoon.
Firefighters sprung into action when a blaze broke out near a forestry area at South Nanango on Saturday afternoon.
A two-storey timber home in Margaret Street at Yarraman was badly damaged by fire in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford has confirmed a review will be done after the devastating bushfires that swept through the State.