Crews work to extinguish a fire at the Kingaroy Waste Facility.
Crews work to extinguish a fire at the Kingaroy Waste Facility. Laura Blackmore

UPDATE: Officer confirms multiple fires 'not connected'

UPDATE 9.00AM: Acting station officer at Kingaroy Fire Station, Andrew Vaughan, told the South Burnett Times the two fire incidents at the waste facility were unrelated.

"Yes, there have been multiple incidents at the Kingaroy recycling centre," Mr Vaughan said.

"We believe that the two fires are unconnected at the moment. 

"Part of the investigation will be making sure there isn't a connection.

"But until we have an opportunity to determine that, we are not sure," he said.

He said the crews responded to report of a fire in the non-recyclable waste part of the transfer station.

"We had three crews all from Kingaroy Fire Station and we had two units from Stuart River," Mr Vaughan said.

"On arrival there was approximately 20 square metres of industrial waste on fire.

"We extinguished that fire and then used council machinery to spread the waste pile and fully extinguish it," he said.

South Burnett Regional Council have been contacted for comment.

 

EARLIER 4.40PM: For the second time in two weeks there is reports of a fire at a South Burnett facility.

A spokeswoman from QFES said they were called at 4.20pm to the Kingaroy Waste Facility to an alleged rubbish fire.

She said four crew were en route to location along Lucky Rd, Inverlaw.

More information to follow.

Check out the photos below:

A fire at the Kingaroy waste facility.
A fire at the Kingaroy waste facility. Laura Blackmore
A fire at the Kingaroy waste facility.
A fire at the Kingaroy waste facility. Laura Blackmore
A fire at the Kingaroy waste facility.
A fire at the Kingaroy waste facility. Laura Blackmore
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