TOOWOOMBA Mayor Paul Antonio is receiving hourly briefings on the bushfire situation across the region.
FIREFIGHTERS worked into the night building and strengthening containment lines around a fast-moving bushfire which forced the evacuation of Ravensbourne residents yesterday.
FIREFIGHTERS are working to boost containment lines as a bushfire at Pechey continues to burn north of Toowoomba.
TOOWOOMBA’S Islamic community is praying for an end to the bushfire emergency in Queensland and New South Wales, and taking donations to support the recovery effort.
DARLING Downs firefighters have an impressive arsenal they’re drawing on to attack bushfires across the district.
THE Darling Downs and Granite Belt will today return to a severe fire danger rating with strong winds expected to lash the region.
THE ignition source of a large, fast-moving bushfire which bore down on Pechey, putting homes and lives at risk, is yet to be determined.
FROM 1300km away in the state’s far north, future Pechey resident Jayne Riley was able to watch firefighters save her home from the bushfires yesterday.
AUTHORITIES are preparing for potentially catastrophic fire conditions in parts of the region as the bushfire emergency in Queensland continues.
KEY industry stakeholders have toured the Toowoomba region with a view of enhancing collaborative opportunities in bioenergy projects.
Tara joined the company in 2010 after graduating with a journalism and politics degree from Griffith University in Brisbane. After first working in newspapers in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, she joined the team at The Chronicle in 2013. In September that year she took over the reins of the Rural Weekly, and has been on the crime desk in Toowoomba since 2015.