Lightning strike behind cause of South Burnett fire

UPDATE, THURSDAY, 10AM: A FIRE burning at Inverlaw was started by lightning from a short storm yesterday afternoon, a spokesperson from emergency services has said. 

The grass fire at Barrons Rd emitted a significant amount of smoke at the scene, and seven crews were there to fight the fire. Up to five hectares of bush land was damaged by the fire. 

A spokeswomen from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said the fire was contained and crews let it burn safely overnight under the watchful eye of the property owner. 

Crews have returned to the fire this morning amid severe heat warnings and will continue to extinguish hot spots along the roadside.


WEDNESDAY, 2.20PM: FIRE crews have been called out to a fire burning at at Inverlaw, the second to break out in the South Burnett in a matter of hours. 

A spokeswoman from QFES said one crew was at the scene of the vegetation fire at Barrons Rd, Inverlaw, that broke out just before 2pm. 

A fast-moving fire in Wondai has been contained and fire crews have left the scene. 

The fire started at midday and five urban and rural fire crews contained the fire, which was "basically out" by 1.30pm.


WEDNESDAY, 12.30PM: A vegetation fire has broken out at Wondai, as temperatures soar into the early 30s.

Two fire crews are on the scene of the fire at the corner of the Bunya Hwy and Lysdale Rd.

A third rural fire crew is on the way.