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PREPARE TO LEAVE | Bushfire Sparks At Hawkwood

PREPARE TO LEAVE | The warning for the bushfire at Hawkwood, near Mundubbera, has been lifted to Watch and Act. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Hawkwood and conditions could get worse. You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do...

Local Fire Ban North Coast Region

UPDATE | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has extended a local fire ban. It will remain in place until 11:59PM Sunday, 8 September for residents in the Gympie, Bundaberg, Maryborough, North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg Local Government Areas. Severe fire danger conditions are perfect for bushfires to ignite and spread quickly. Under...

Cops Press The Flesh At Hinkler Place

Image Credit: QPS  Bundaberg Police have spent some time getting to know locals at Hinkler Shopping Centre. They manned a small stand, chatting to passersby about home and vehicle security and current scams. They also reminded residents how to contact police depending on the situation: In an emergency, ring Triple Zero (000) When the situation is...

Owner Searching For Stolen Bike

A black coloured Merida Big 9 mountain bike has been nicked from Bundaberg South. Itwas stolen sometime overnight on August 8 from a Robert Street address. Unknown offenders entered the property, walked to the rear yard where the bike had been left unsecured and took the bike without permission. The brand name ‘Merida’...

QFES Comments Following Closure Of Bushfire Taskforce

The Queensland Fire And Emergency Service has commented after bushfire education group Taskforce Vulcan was shut down.   QFES Acting Commissioner Mike Wassing has commented on the rumours surrounding the end of Taskforce Vulcan. He said "QFES has had no reduction in its fire investigation capability since the conclusion of Taskforce Vulcan".   Taskforce Vulcan...

Fire Weather Warning - Locally Catastrophic Conditions

UPDATE | A Fire Weather Warning is current for the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downsand Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast forecast districts. Fire Weather Warningfor the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downsand Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast...

Vegetation Fire Sparks North Of Childers

A vegetation fire is alight at Gregory River, north of Childers. Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are responding to a vegetation fire burning near Ilgarra Road and Tardas Road, Gregory River. This fire broke out earlier today and is posing no threat to property at this time. Nearby residents may...

Fire Weather Warning Issued For Much Of Queensland

UPDATE | A Fire Weather Warning is current for the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downsand Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast forecast districts. Issued at 3:12 pm EST on Thursday 5 September 2019. Weather SituationSevere to Extreme fire danger ratings are forecast to affect southern,southeast...

Man Seriously Assaulted In Torquay

Detectives are investigating the serious assault of a Torquay man on Wednesday.   Around 2:00pm, Police went to a Urangan Street address, after receiving reports that the 45-year-old was unconscious after he had been hit in the head and fell over.   He was transported to the Hervey Bay Hospital where he remains in a critical...

Bushfire Flares West Of Bundaberg

UPDATE 5/9/19 | Crews are monitoring a bushfire burning near Tessellaris Trail, Takilberan, west of Bundaberg. This fire is posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters have contained the blaze and will continue monitoring it throughout the day. Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the day. Residents are...

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