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Get A Permit Before You Burn

Get A Permit Before You Burn

Firefighters are urging South Burnett residents to obtain a “Permit to Light Fire” when reducing fuel loads on their properties ahead of bushfire season.

MP Highlights Fire Station Funding

MP Highlights Fire Station Funding

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.

Fierce Blaze Destroys Home

Fierce Blaze Destroys Home

No one was injured but a house in Douglas Street, Cherbourg, was gutted by fire early on Monday evening.

Burn Now, Not Later

Burn Now, Not Later

Firefighters are advising South Burnett residents to take advantage of current conditions and put bushfire preparations on the front burner.

Scientists Target PFAS Contamination

Scientists Target PFAS Contamination

A promising new way to clean up water supplies contaminated by toxic PFAS pollution has been developed by South Australian researchers.

Quick Work Stops Forestry Blaze

Quick Work Stops Forestry Blaze

Quick work by firefighters on Friday afternoon prevented the first big fire of the winter season becoming much worse.

Heaters Have Hidden Risks

Heaters Have Hidden Risks

As temperatures continue to plummet across regional Queensland, renewed warnings have been issued about the hidden risks of many heating appliances.

House Destroyed By Fire

House Destroyed By Fire

Fire investigators will inspect the site of a fire which completely destroyed a house on Kooralgin-Upper Yarraman Road near Kooralgin on Sunday morning.

Blaze Destroys Caravan

Blaze Destroys Caravan

A caravan was incinerated during a fire on Chinchilla-Wondai Road at Ballogie on Tuesday afternoon.

Appeal For Family After Fire

Appeal For Family After Fire

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.

It’s Operation Cool Burn Time Again

It’s Operation Cool Burn Time Again

Landholders are being urged to educate themselves about bushfire mitigation as Operation Cool Burn was officially launched again across Queensland on Tuesday.

Petition Launched Against Fire Changes

Petition Launched Against Fire Changes

A petition is calling on the State Government to abandon its restructuring rural fire brigades and SES groups

Grassfire Under Control

Grassfire Under Control

Six fire crews rapidly brought a grassfire burning on the outskirts of Kingaroy under control on Friday morning.

Sheds Burn In Mannuem Fire

Sheds Burn In Mannuem Fire

Two small sheds and several vehicles were damaged during a large grass fire in the Mannuem area on Monday afternoon.

MPs Bicker Over Fire Changes

MPs Bicker Over Fire Changes

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”.

BOM Issues Fire Weather Warning

BOM Issues Fire Weather Warning

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.

Fire Burns Out Grassland

Fire Burns Out Grassland

Urban and rural fire crews were called to a large grass fire burning on Clark And Swendson Road in Kingaroy on Monday afternoon.

Firies Learn Valuable First Aid Skills

Firies Learn Valuable First Aid Skills

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.

Rural Firies At Two Blazes

Rural Firies At Two Blazes

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 Cancelled

Fire Permits Cancelled

Fire permits in the South and North Burnett council areas have been cancelled from 8:00am on Thursday (January 31) until further notice.

Firies Monitor Ballogie Blaze

Firies Monitor Ballogie Blaze

Firefighters are monitoring the site of a blaze which broke out near T H Burns Road at Ballogie on Saturday afternoon.

Crews Stop Fire Spreading

Crews Stop Fire Spreading

Firefighters sprung into action when a blaze broke out near a forestry area at South Nanango on Saturday afternoon.

House Fire In Yarraman

House Fire In Yarraman

A two-storey timber home in Margaret Street at Yarraman was badly damaged by fire in the early hours of Saturday morning.

State To Review Fire Response

State To Review Fire Response

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford has confirmed a review will be done after the devastating bushfires that swept through the State.

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