The Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland’s new Contact Centre was officially opened in Gympie this morning.
Recent hot weather has been blamed for a large mining bucket snagging overhead powerlines
A large low-intensity grass fire is currently burning on Stretton Drive, Teelah, near Yarraman and Blackbutt.
Fire has completely destroyed one cottage and badly damaged a second at Hoopers Road, Inverlaw, this morning.
A small explosion in an electrical switchboard sparked a fire at Big W in Kingaroy
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.
Multiple fire crews are attending a grass fire burning near the Burnett Highway at Redgate.
Fire crews have been kept busy around the region today, targeting grassfires sparked by lightning strikes from yesterday’s storms.
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 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 rural fire brigade crews have been called to a large grass fire which broke out near River Road at Gordonbrook this morning.
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.
With more extreme fire weather just around the corner, it’s timely for another look at some Bushfire Basics
Eight fire crews were called to a grass fire in the Ironpot area which erupted in the early hours of this morning.
Reader Peter Verbakel has submitted some photos taken of the fire at J Hunters Road, Ballogie
Wind and low humidity are a perfect recipe for bushfires so it’s no surprise firies have been busy
Four fire crews are attending a grass fire which broke out at Hansen’s Road in Speedwell at 12:45pm today.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a fire weather warning which includes the Wide Bay and Burnett districts.
Firefighters are bracing for what is anticipated to be the most dangerous fire conditions seen so far this bushfire season.
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.
A slow-burning bushfire on McLucas Road at Ballogie has been keeping rural fire crews in the area busy over the past few days.
Concerned neighbours called 000 when they spotted flames and smoke coming from a property on Malar Road at Booie on Saturday night.
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.
Two people were treated for minor smoke inhalation after a kitchen fire at the Yarraman Hotel-Motel in Margaret Street this afternoon.