The was smoke haze in Kingaroy on August 23.
The was smoke haze in Kingaroy on August 23. Michael Nolan

Smoke haze blankets Burnett

THE old truism is where there is smoke there is fire, and if you looked out your window you could be mistaken for thinking there was a bushfire nearby.

A blanket of the smoke haze covered the streets of Kingaroy, but it is an exception to the rule.

According to Queensland Fire and Emergency Services officer Bruce Groer, there are no significant fires burning in the South Burnett.

"Blowing in from burn-offs happening out of the region," Mr Groer said.

"There is a plenty of fire around in country Queensland at the moment."

This includes a string of fires near the Sunshine Coast and the Brisbane Valley Region at the weekend.

Mr Groer said it was possible the smoke could have travelled from hundreds of kilometres away.

There are currently controlled burns at Ballogie and Chahpingah.

South Burnett

IGA rejig creates more than just a fresh look

IGA rejig creates more than just a fresh look

GAYNDAH residents may have noticed a few changes at the local IGA.

Tourism and road safety benefits for the North Burnett

Tourism and road safety benefits for the North Burnett

The region benefits from $6.9 million of road and tourism projects

Ostwald heads into the Intrust Super Cup grand final

Ostwald heads into the Intrust Super Cup grand final

Chris Ostwald is set to make the Burnett proud this weekend.

Local Partners