WARNING: Emergency services are on the scene of a fire near Dows Creek.
WARNING: Emergency services are on the scene of a fire near Dows Creek.

Fire crews battle blaze west of Mackay

EMERGENCY crews are at the scene of a grass fire burning near Dows Creek west of Mackay.

The fire broke out yesterday about 3pm near Gakowskis Road and Owens Creek Loop Road and is still ablaze.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are reporting fire-breaks are currently being constructed by fire-fighters in an attempt to control the blaze.

The fire is not posing any threat to structures at present but nearby residents are encouraged to close windows and doors due to smoke haze.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.


$250,000 boost to bring back shows in 2021

Premium Content $250,000 boost to bring back shows in 2021

Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday show societies confirm dates after funding confirmed...

CRITICAL DIAGNOSIS: Great Barrier Reef’s health declines

Premium Content CRITICAL DIAGNOSIS: Great Barrier Reef’s health declines

The IUCN says the natural wonder faces irreversible loss unless urgent, large-scale...

‘A bloody total insult’: Boaties plan BBQ protest on Keswick

Premium Content ‘A bloody total insult’: Boaties plan BBQ protest on Keswick

The outraged group of Aussies has called on the State Government to ‘fix this...