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Major Upgrade For Kingaroy Firies

Major Upgrade For Kingaroy Firies

Big changes are coming to the Kingaroy Fire and Rescue station with four new permanent firefighter positions being allocated.

Fire Badly Damages Home

Fire Badly Damages Home

Fire badly damaged a single-storey brick and timber house in Kingaroy in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Donations To Equip Volunteers

Donations To Equip Volunteers

Rural firies and SES volunteers will receive a suite of upgrades and new equipment thanks to more than $3.1 million donated during the 2019-20 bushfire season.

Air Tanker To Be Based In Qld

Air Tanker To Be Based In Qld

A 15,000 litre water bomber will be based in Queensland during the next five fire seasons to provide support for firefighters on the ground.

Local Fire Bans Extended

Local Fire Bans Extended

QFES has again extended a local fire ban in the South Burnett, Cherbourg, Gympie and North Burnett council areas.

Kitchen Fire Damages House

Kitchen Fire Damages House

A house in Parkside Drive in Kingaroy was badly damaged by fire late on Thursday night.

Local Fire Bans Extended

Local Fire Bans Extended

QFES has again extended a local fire ban in the South Burnett, Cherbourg, Gympie and North Burnett council areas.

Historic Tower Escapes Blaze

Historic Tower Escapes Blaze

The recent bushfires in the Jimna area burned dangerously close to the historic Jimna fire tower.

Yabba State Forest: Advice

Yabba State Forest: Advice

QFES issued a “Watch and Act: Prepare To Leave” alert on Wednesday evening for a fire burning in the Yabba State Forest, south of Manumbar.

Fire Bans Extended

Fire Bans Extended

The local fire ban for the South Burnett and Cherbourg council areas has been extended again

Firies Enjoy A Rare Day Out

Firies Enjoy A Rare Day Out

The South Burnett’s hard-working rural firies were saluted on Sunday at a special function organised in Kingaroy.

Waterbombers Target Chahpingah Fire

Waterbombers Target Chahpingah Fire

Four waterbombing aircraft and a helicopter were called in on Monday afternoon to target a bushfire burning near Chahpingah.

Multiple Fires Still Burning

Multiple Fires Still Burning

Several bushfires were still burning around the South Burnett region on Sunday.

Mt Stanley Bushfire: Update

Mt Stanley Bushfire: Update

A fire which broke out more than a month ago at Mt Stanley, north-east of Nanango, escalated on Friday with authorities telling campers at Landcruiser Mountain Park they should leave now.

Booubyjan Bushfire: Advice

Booubyjan Bushfire: Advice

QFES issued an “Advice: Stay Informed” alert to local residents on Friday afternoon for a bushfire at Booubyjan.

South Burnett Fire Bans Extended

South Burnett Fire Bans Extended

The local fire ban in place in the South Burnett Regional Council area has been extended again.

BOM Warns Of ‘Severe’ Fire Risk

BOM Warns Of ‘Severe’ Fire Risk

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned there is a severe risk of bushfires in the Wide Bay-Burnett and Darling Downs regions on Thursday and Friday.

Fire Ban Extended

Fire Ban Extended

The local fire ban in place in the Toowoomba Regional Council area – due to expire on Friday – has been extended again.

Woolooga Bushfire: Update

Woolooga Bushfire: Update

Firefighters were called just after noon on Tuesday to a bushfire burning near Brooweena-Woolooga Road, north of Woolooga.

Fire Ban Extended

Fire Ban Extended

The local fire ban in place in the Toowoomba Regional Council area has been extended.

Widgee Fire: Update

Widgee Fire: Update

A bushfire broke out late on Wednesday afternoon near Golden Hills and Reinke roads at Widgee.

Local Fire Bans Still In Place

Local Fire Bans Still In Place

The State of Fire Emergency Declaration has been revoked in Toowoomba and Somerset council areas.

Cinnibar Fire: Update

Cinnibar Fire: Update

Motorists have been urged to drive with caution on the Wide Bay Highway because of smoke from a large fire burning near Goomeri.

State Of Emergency Eases

State Of Emergency Eases

The State of Fire Emergency Declaration imposed on 42 local government areas in early November has been partially wound back as fire conditions ease.   

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