STAY ADVISED: Grass fire near Mundubbera

QFES crews are monitoring a grass fire northwest of Mundubbera. Picture: FILE

Residents are urged to stay informed of a grass fire northwest of Mundubbera.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Crews are monitoring a vegetation fire burning at Riverleigh.

As of noon, Tuesday, the fire is burning near Riverleigh Station Rd, Augustines Rd and Connambula Eidsvold Rd, Riverleigh.

The fire is burning in a northwesterly direction towards the Burnett River.

Multiple QFES crews are currently on scene, attempting to contain the fire.

Observation aircraft are supporting ground fire crews.

People in the area may be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

There are no properties under direct threat at this point in time.

Call 000 immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.


• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.

• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.

• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.

• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.

• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.

• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.

• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.

• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.


QFES crews are also monitoring a grass fire at Ballogie, near Pryor Rd, Underwoods Rd and Cambridges Rd.

Another grass fire is being monitored at Nanango near South Kerton Rd and a fourth Burnett grass fire at Benarkin Rd along Old Esk Rd.