News

Mother and child escape burning car near Dalby

CLOSE CALL: A mother and her child escaped a burning car near Dalby this morning.
CLOSE CALL: A mother and her child escaped a burning car near Dalby this morning. Georgie Moore

A MOTHER and her child escaped a burning car west of Dalby this morning.

A BMW X5 caught fire on the Bunya Hwy, about 20 km west of Dalby, at 10am.

Flames spread to the surrounding grass, but fire crews extinguished the blaze before it could reach an adjoining sorghum farm, Lucerne Park.

Lucerne Park owner Andrew Hoefler said he was travelling to Dalby when a neighbour called him back.

"We were worried about our tractor and sorghum," he said.

"It was a lot of smoke when we got out here. We didn't see any flames."

Police are investigating the cause of the fire.

More to come.

Topics:  dalby, editors picks, fire


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Raising funds to make a difference

BUILDING GOODWILL: Members of the Dalby PCYC Youth Managment Team building houses in Cambodia.

THE PCYC is hosting the Dalby Races this weekend.

Straight out of pioneer days

FOUND HER NICHE: Daph had a way with animals, and had her own mob of goats.

The story of Daph, Malcolm, and her special animal talents.

Remember, university is a means to an end

University is a means to an end.

Latest deals and offers

Roma drug bust targets dealers "profiting on pain"

UPDATED: ROMA'S biggest ever drug bust operation is expected to put a "significant" dent in the flow of illegal drugs into the Maranoa, according to police.

Raising funds to make a difference

BUILDING GOODWILL: Members of the Dalby PCYC Youth Managment Team building houses in Cambodia.

THE PCYC is hosting the Dalby Races this weekend.

Straight out of pioneer days

FOUND HER NICHE: Daph had a way with animals, and had her own mob of goats.

The story of Daph, Malcolm, and her special animal talents.

Remember, university is a means to an end

University is a means to an end.

Cops go hard on viagra dealer, but no stiff justice in court

Woodward said he didn't know it was illegal to sell Thai viagra

Bush-bashing for charity

RACE READY: Bowenville’s own Chris Bartlett is hitting the dusty trail again to raise money for the disabled.

Chris Bartlett hits the road for charity.

The best retro movies of the week? May 27 - June 3

Gregory Peck Photo Contributed

This week TV fan get to see Tom Cruise in a 1980s classics

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Billy Slater talks Origin Team

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater.

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater talks about this years team and his return to...

Road rage caught on Dashcam

Attack with a baseball bat caught on Dashcam

Video of a violent road rage incident in Orange last December.

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked