Firefighters in a desperate battle to save homes and businesses as a bushfire sweeps into Rockhampton suburbs. Date: October 17, 2009
FOUR Queensland Parks and Wildlife rangers from Byfield have been given 14 days to explain why they refused to drive five hours to fight a fire in Springsure.
HEROIC firefighters could be disciplined tomorrow for refusing to drive five hours to tackle a grassfire.
A RURAL firefighter was taken to Rockhampton Hospital yesterday after a smouldering tree fell on his fire truck in the Mt Archer National Park.
THE only thing separating Chris Champion's Frenchville home from a rampaging bushfire is a thin bitumen road.
IT was a miraculous effort that only one house was lost on a wildfire weekend in Rockhampton, but a suspected arsonist has fuelled community anger.