Fire fighting crews are en route to a fire at Wises Rd
Fire fighting crews are en route to a fire at Wises Rd

UPDATE: Eight crews remain fighting Avondale fire

UPDATE: There is no longer an alert for the fire at Qunaba.

Eight crews remain  fighting the fire at Avondale, which broke out at Mattons Rd earlier this afternoon.

 

UPDATE: A total of 10 crews are tasked to fighting a vegetation fire at Avondale.

The first crew arrived at 1.17pm.

The fire is in leaf matter and crews are attempting to extinguish it with rakes, while some of the fire burns in inaccessible bushland.

The landowners are helping fire crews with their own equipment.

Another fire has broken out at Qunaba with two crews on scene and two en route to Burnett Heads Rd.

This is a developing story. More to come.

 

UPDATE: SEVEN QFES crews have been tasked to a vegetation fire on Mattons Road, Avondale.

Crews first responded shortly after 1pm, with two crews arriving on scene at 1.50pm.

The fire which broke out at Alloway earlier this afternoon was extinguished by 1pm and was left in the hands of the landowner.

This is a developing story. More to come.

 

EARLIER: EMERGENCY services are en route to a small vegetation fire which has broken out at Alloway.

Two vehicles are attending the fire at a crossroads at Gordons Rd and Alloway Siding, responding just after 12.15 this afternoon.

Farmers at the address are assisting fire crews in containing the fire, though it is unknown how the blaze started.

No properties are under threat at this time.



UPDATE: Man in his 50s reportedly bitten by snake

premium_icon UPDATE: Man in his 50s reportedly bitten by snake

A rescue helicopter has been tasked to Kalpowar after a patient sustained a...

Meet the NewsMail's new leadership team

Meet the NewsMail's new leadership team

Change of leadership at newspaper

Aeromedical facility on track to open soon

premium_icon Aeromedical facility on track to open soon

Facility set for mid-February opening