A new petition to the Queensland Parliament has called on the State Government to better support rural fire fighters in the face of climate change.
UPDATE, 7.15PM: Weather conditions are expected to ease tonight, giving a much-needed reprieve for firefighters.
FROM scorched landscapes, glowing night skies and crashed helicopters, the landscape around Pechey and Hampton has changed drastically over the last 48 hours.
The fire has been downgraded from a Watch and Act level to an Advice level.
A popular cafe chain has opened its third full-service store in the Toowoomba region.
WEDNESDAY, 7.30PM: QFES has issued another order for residents in the Pechey area to leave immediately.
A large number of Toowoomba Catholic school teachers are set to strike next week as part of an ongoing dispute with their employers.
UPDATE: The actions of staff and volunteers at a fabrication business have been praised for stopping the spread of an industrial fire south of Toowoomba.
Tobi graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2015. From there he began his career at the Central and North Burnett Times in Mundubbera, before moving to the South Burnett Times in Kingaroy in 2017. He joined The Chronicle’s news team in January 2018.