Locals in Queensland fires

Mid Lachlan Valley RFS volunteers are on the ground in the Queensland bushfires, they shared this photo to the Forbes Central Brigade Facebook page.
Mid Lachlan Valley RFS volunteers are on the ground in the Queensland bushfires, they shared this photo to the Forbes Central Brigade Facebook page.

Local Rural Fire Service volunteers have joined firefighting efforts in Queensland over the weekend.

Tim Perry (Forbes Central), along with Steve Chester (Parkes HQ), and Jesse Humphries (East Parkes) flew to Queensland on Friday.

Queensland firefighters have fought hundreds of bushfires during the emergency and thousands of people have been forced out of their homes in central and northern Queensland.

Fire fighters have been facing horror conditions – hot, dry and windy.

The crew has shared some news of their work on the Forbes Central Brigade Facebook page: they spent a night carrying out back burning and property protection, a second night patrolling the fire edge putting out spot fires.

Superintendent Ken Neville said they were due home on Monday and another crew from the Mid Lachlan Valley, including Forbes’ Ron Hocking, was heading north.