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New Fundraising Centre
To Help Rural Brigades

The Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland’s new Contact Centre was officially opened in Gympie this morning.

Truck Snags Power Lines

Truck Snags Power Lines

Recent hot weather has been blamed for a large mining bucket snagging overhead powerlines

Large Grass Fire At Teelah

A large low-intensity grass fire is currently burning on Stretton Drive, Teelah, near Yarraman and Blackbutt.

Fire Destroys Family’s Home

Fire Destroys Family’s Home

Fire has completely destroyed one cottage and badly damaged a second at Hoopers Road, Inverlaw, this morning.

Electrical Fault<br> Sparks Big W Fire

Electrical Fault
Sparks Big W Fire

A small explosion in an electrical switchboard sparked a fire at Big W in Kingaroy

Winds Whip Up Spot Fires

Extra fire crews have been called this afternoon to a large bushfire burning near Nangur Road at Cobbs Hill, north of Murgon, as winds whip up spot fires.

Grass Fire Near Highway

Grass Fire Near Highway

Multiple fire crews are attending a grass fire burning near the Burnett Highway at Redgate.

Lightning Blamed For Grassfires

Lightning Blamed For Grassfires

Fire crews have been kept busy around the region today, targeting grassfires sparked by lightning strikes from yesterday’s storms.

Aircraft Called To Cloyna Fire

Seven fire crews are at the scene of a grass fire burning out of control in remote country near Cobbs Hill Road and Nangur Road at Cloyna.

Motorists Add To Fire Risk

Motorists are adding to the current bushfire risk, with 17 per cent admitting they had thrown cigarette butts from their car window, according to the latest RACQ Insurance research.

Five Crews At Grass Fire

Five rural fire brigade crews have been called to a large grass fire which broke out near River Road at Gordonbrook this morning.

Wildfire Near National Park

Wildfire Near National Park

Queensland Parks and Wildlife staff and one rural fire crew are currently monitoring a slow-burning fire at Wengenville, in the foothills of the Bunya Mountains.

Some Bushfire Basics

Some Bushfire Basics

With more extreme fire weather just around the corner, it’s timely for another look at some Bushfire Basics

Firies On Alert

Eight fire crews were called to a grass fire in the Ironpot area which erupted in the early hours of this morning.

Ballogie Fire Contained

Ballogie Fire Contained

Reader Peter Verbakel has submitted some photos taken of the fire at J Hunters Road, Ballogie

Firies Kept Busy

Firies Kept Busy

Wind and low humidity are a perfect recipe for bushfires so it’s no surprise firies have been busy

Rural Crews Contain Grass Fire

Four fire crews are attending a grass fire which broke out at Hansen’s Road in Speedwell at 12:45pm today.

Fire Weather Warning

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a fire weather warning which includes the Wide Bay and Burnett districts.

Extreme Fire Risk Tomorrow

Extreme Fire Risk Tomorrow

Firefighters are bracing for what is anticipated to be the most dangerous fire conditions seen so far this bushfire season.

Large Fire At Gordonbrook

Large Fire At Gordonbrook

A fire burning in scrubland on Wicks Road at Gordonbrook this afternoon has burned out about 40ha and cast a pall of smoke over Kingaroy.

Firies Kept Busy At Ballogie

A slow-burning bushfire on McLucas Road at Ballogie has been keeping rural fire crews in the area busy over the past few days.

Burn-Off Sparks Alarm

Burn-Off Sparks Alarm

Concerned neighbours called 000 when they spotted flames and smoke coming from a property on Malar Road at Booie on Saturday night.

Large Fire At Kinbombi

Large Fire At Kinbombi

Multiple fire crews are on site trying to establishing containment lines for a large grass fire burning near Kinbombi Road and the Wide Bay Highway, east of Goomeri.

Fire At Yarraman Hotel-Motel

Fire At Yarraman Hotel-Motel

Two people were treated for minor smoke inhalation after a kitchen fire at the Yarraman Hotel-Motel in Margaret Street this afternoon.