Regional News

Thu 12 Sep 2019

Fire extinguished: Applethorpe out, Ballandean still burning

Fire extinguished: Applethorpe out, Ballandean still burning

AFTER days of hard work by emergency services, it's the news we've all been hoping to hear.

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Generosity fires up for victims

Generosity fires up for victims

From donated goods, GoFundMe accounts, to the offer of a free shampoo and blow dry - Stanthorpe is getting behind those affected by the fires.

Fireys continue to tackle three blazes on Granite Belt

Fireys continue to tackle three blazes on Granite Belt

Blazes continue to dog fireys in the Stanthorpe, Applethorpe and Ballandean areas this morning.

Tue 10 Sep 2019

'Support lifts the spirits': Minister Hinchliffe

'Support lifts the spirits': Minister Hinchliffe

Queensland's Local Government Minister has toured fire affected areas of the Granite Belt.

Caution advised: Speed limit reduced, Girraween closed

Caution advised: Speed limit reduced, Girraween closed

FIREFIGHTERS work to strengthen containment lines at Ballandean as bushfire continues to burn.

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about fire warning levels

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about fire warning levels

There are five different warning levels, providing instructions regarding what to do in the event of an emergency.

'We were expecting catastrophe': Ballandean update

'We were expecting catastrophe': Ballandean update

A bushfire continues to burn in an area between Rees Road and Eukey Road, Ballandean.

APPEAL: How you can help Stanthorpe fire victims

APPEAL: How you can help Stanthorpe fire victims

THE Southern Downs was hit by devastating fires and it will take months, or even years, for some to recover. Can you lend a hand?

Mon 9 Sep 2019

'Morale remains good': Station officer

'Morale remains good': Station officer

Morale remains positive among fire fighters, now into their fourth day of action on the ground.

How to repay your home loan fast

How to repay your home loan fast

Follow these steps to take advantage of falling home loan interest rates and pay off your mortgage quicker, saving you thousands of dollars.

Weather watch: Fireys won't get wind reprieve

Weather watch: Fireys won't get wind reprieve

FIREFIGHTERS on the front line won't get any help from Mother Nature until tomorrow with strong wind gusts expected to continue throughout the day.

Sun 8 Sep 2019

A new fire breaks out on Sunday night

A new fire breaks out on Sunday night

FIRE crews are still on scene at the major fire in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe areas.

Vegetation fire out of control at Legume

Vegetation fire out of control at Legume

THREE fire units on way to vegetation fire at Legume.

COMMUNITY MEETING: 'Worst over but don't get complacent'

COMMUNITY MEETING: 'Worst over but don't get complacent'

QFES assistant commissioner Megan Stiffler said the fire was under control within identified containment lines.

BUSHFIRE WARNING: List of schools to be closed revealed

BUSHFIRE WARNING: List of schools to be closed revealed

Nine schools will be closed across Queensland, including several in the Southern Downs and Granite Belt, in light of the bushfires.

Fire ban extended as dangerous conditions continue

Fire ban extended as dangerous conditions continue

RESTRICTION extended until midnight across Southern Downs and Toowoomba.

BOM: No rain in sight for bushfire-affected regions

BOM: No rain in sight for bushfire-affected regions

RESIDENTS in danger or affected by the bushfires raging across the Southern Downs will get no short-term relief from the sky this weekend, according to BOM.

One evacuation centre to be closed today

One evacuation centre to be closed today

MAYOR praises work of the firefighters and volunteers

Sat 7 Sep 2019

AFTERMATH: What it looks like on the ground in Stanthorpe

AFTERMATH: What it looks like on the ground in Stanthorpe

The aftermath of Friday night's blaze has become evident in the light of day as more stories of loss and lucky escapes are heard.

Firefighters save homes as Applethorpe evacuated

Firefighters save homes as Applethorpe evacuated

It may be one of the "bigger and wilder” fires they've fought, but crews are confident they'll get it under control.

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