STAY SAFE: Several fires in the Burnett

A number of fire and smoke warnings still persist throughout the North and South Burnett regions. Those in the affected areas are urged to follow QFES's advice. Picture: David Meir

Dry weather conditions continue as many fires are being monitored across the Burnett and beyond.

Here’s a wrap of what’s currently happening near Proston, Durong, Ban Ban Springs, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Mundubbera, Coalstoun Lakes and Biggenden:


Residents are being urged to ‘stay informed’ of a fire at Old Cooranga near Proston.

As of 1.59pm on Monday, 30 October, the fire’s warning area stretches between Coongoobar Creek and Pile Gully Road.

The fire is burning near Boondooma Road and is moving towards Pile Gully Road.

Firefighting aircraft are helping ground crews with the fire.


The bushfire warning level is at ‘advice’ for a bushfire at Ban Ban Springs near Biggenden.

Smoke is currently affecting Brian Pastures Road, which is from a fire burning near Brian Pastures.

QFES reports this fire is under control.

DURONG – Avoid smoke

QFES urge anyone in the Durong area to avoid smoke from a nearby fire at Chinchilla Wondai Road.

Properties between Mundubbera Durong Road, Shellytop Road and Chinchilla Wondai Road are affected.

Smoke is currently impacting properties between Mundubbera Durong Road, Shellytop Road and Chinchilla Wondai Road.

The fire is under control.


Smoke is currently affecting Mundubbera, Gayndah, Coalstoun Lakes, Biggenden and the surrounding areas.

This is from multiple fires burning in the area.

Residents in these areas are encouraged to stay inside and close windows and doors.

They should avoid driving through the smoke if they can.

EIDSVOLD – Avoid smoke

Smoke is currently affecting Eidsvold and the surrounding area. This is from a fire burning near Barrule Road, Eidsvold.

QFES reports that this fire is under control.

QFES encourages anyone in this region to avoid the smoke as much as possible.


– Stay informed because conditions could change

– Check the QFES Current Bushfires and Warnings website regularly.

– Follow QFES on Facebook and Twitter.

– Listen to your local radio station.

– Tell friends, family and neighbours in the area.

– Decide what you will do if the bushfire gets closer.

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

– Decide where you and the people you live with will go. This could be with family or a friend away from the fire.

– Keep medications close by.

– Avoid smoke – stay indoors, close windows and doors, and avoid driving through smoke.

– Watch out for firefighters working in the area.

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

– If your life is in danger, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.