‘STAY INFORMED’: Fresh alert issued for Binna Burra fire

Hinterland residents are being warned of a fire burning in Binna Burra this morning.

A new alert has been issued this morning, for the blaze that broke out in Sarabah earlier this year.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services says it’s currently burning south of Binna Burra, near Chiminya Creek in the Laminton National Park.


Ground crews and waterbombing aircraft are currently on scene working to contain the fire, which is currently at ‘advice’ level and not threatening properties.

Locals are being told that they will likely be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

QFES advices residents to stay up to date by listening to your local radio station and visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.

Other advice is listed below:

• 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.