Qld firefighters brace for another tough day

Firefighters across Queensland are bracing for another tough day, despite weather conditions easing.

More than 70 bushfires continue to burn across the state, although cooler conditions today may be able to give crews the chance to get the upper hand on a number of blazes.

The main fire of concern continues to be at Pechey, north of Toowoomba, with residents being told to prepare to leave.


A large blaze at Tarome in the Scenic Rim is also threatening the area, with locals being told to leave now.

“An unpredictable fire is continuing to travel in an easterly direction towards Tarome,”QFES warned on Monday morning.

“Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.”

Crews are continuing to monitor two blazes burning in the Gold Coast hinterland.

The fires at Lower Beechmont and Binna Burra are still burning within containment lines and not threatening any properties at this stage.

The fire danger rating for the Gold Coast remains at ‘high’ today, however will ramp up to ‘very high’ tomorrow through to Thursday.

If you believe you or your property is under threat, call Triple Zero 000 immediately.

Stay up-to-date by visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.

For bushfire preparation tips, visit ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety.

For information on road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.