SMOKE ALERT: Fire in Kingaroy

A fire is burning in a bushland area in Kingaroy near Knight St. PICTURE: Rochelle Field368245_02

A smoke alert has been issued for Kingaroy as a fire burns in an area of bushland near Knight Street in Kingaroy.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services issued the ‘avoid smoke’ alert for Kingaroy and surrounding areas as of 3.45pm.

There are currently at least seven QFES crews on scene as the fire continues to burn.

What you should do:

– Stay inside and close windows and doors.

– Keep respiratory medication close by.

– Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, make one on the QFES website.

– Avoid driving through smoke if you can.

– Watch out for firefighters working in the area.

– Do not fly drones around the fire. Drones affect air operations.


– No properties are at risk.

– Smoke can make it hard for some people to breathe.

– Smoke can make it hard to see when you are driving.

– Some roads may be closed.