FIRE ALERT: Residents are urged to stay informed as QFES crews monitor several fires around the region. Photo: File
FIRE ALERT: Residents are urged to stay informed as QFES crews monitor several fires around the region. Photo: File

FIRE WARNING: Eight blazes burning in South Burnett

FIREFIGHTERS are monitoring conditions across the South Burnett as eight fires continue to burn in the region.

There are current "stay informed" warnings for bushfires at Kingaroy and Kilkivan.

There are also "be alert" bushfire warnings for Monsildale and Jimna, near Linville.

Temperatures are set to peak at 35 degrees in Kingaroy today, and north to north-westerly winds are predicted to be pick up to 20 to 30km/h.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns this weather combination puts the risk of fire in the "very high" category.

Health experts are urging Southeast Queenslanders to stay indoors for the next 24 to 48 hours as smoke from bushfires across the state has deteriorated the air quality.

Chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young advises residents to reduce their exposure to the smoke.

"It you have outdoor events planned this week, limit time outside or reschedule them. Nothing is worth compromising your health for," she said.

"Conditions aren't expected to ease for at least a week, so we're reminding people to take care."

Health Minister Steven Miles said people should stay indoors, postpone outdoor activities and run their airconditioner on recirculate.

"It also means looking out for each other," he said.

"You might have an elderly neighbour or a new mum nearby - check on them, see if they need help.

"Of course, don't go it alone - seek medical advice or call 000 immediately if you're experiencing any adverse reactions to the smoke, such as shortness of breath, prolonged coughing or wheezing."

 

Here's a full list of current fires in the South Burnett:

Kilkivan bushfire

Kilkivan residents are being urged to stay informed of any changes to the fire burning at Black Snake.

They will need to stay up to date and decide what they will do if the situation changes.

There are currently 17 crews attending to the fire which is burning near Upper Thornside Rd and Threlkeld Rd, Black Snake.

Most of the fire is burning in an inaccessible area, and QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service crews are working to establish containment lines and will continue to monitor the situation.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Call 000 if you or your property is under threat.

 

Kingaroy bushfire

QFES crews are still monitoring the fire outside Kingaroy, with one crew currently at the scene.

Residents near the fire are urged to stay informed and to decide what they will do if the situation changes.

The bushfire is burning between Schellbachs Rd, Booie Crawford Rd and North Branch Rd.

The fire, which started along Premier Dr, is currently contained and crews will continue to monitor the area.

No properties are under direct threat at this time.

Call 000 if you believe you or your property is under threat.

 

Monsildale bushfire

Residents to the northeast of Linville are urged to stay informed of any changes of the Monsildale bushfire.

There are currently 17 crews attending the fire which is burning to the east and to west of Monisdale Rd, near Louisavale Rd and Browns Creek Rd in the Jimna State Forest and Conondale National Park.

Crews are working with the National Parks and Wildlife Service to monitor the fire.

Call 000 immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

 

Jimna bushfire

Keep up to date of the latest movements of the Jimna bushfire.

With six QFES crews currently on scene, the fire is burning to the northwest and southwest of the township of Jimna.

QFES crews are assisting HQ plantations to strengthen containment lines.

Nearby residents will need to stay up to date and decide what actions they will take if the situation changes.

 

Kingaroy grass fire

Firefighters are monitoring a grass fire at 27 Kent St, Kingaroy.

Nearby residents are urged to remain cautious.

 

Brooklands fire

QFES crews are monitoring a grass fire near Old Taabinga Rd, Brooklands.

Smoke may affect residents and motorists in the area.

 

Tarong fire

A grass fire is currently burning along Tarong Power Station Rd and Ridge Rd, Tarong.

Nearby residents and motorists are urged to be cautious.

 

Mount Stanley fire

One QFES crew is attending to the Mount Stanley grass fire.

The fire is burning along Lords Track and residents and motorists in the area are urged to be cautious.