Mundubbera piggery goes up in flames

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Update 12.15pm:

MORE than 20 firefighters from Mundubbera, Eidsvold, Gayndah and Biggenden joined forces to battle the blaze just off Mundubbera-Durong Rd yesterday.

Multiple emergency calls were made at 11.50am with crews containing the fire around 2pm and not leaving the scene until 6pm.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service North Coast Region zone commander Adam Gwin said the fire fighters and members of the community did a magnificent job.

"They all just dug in and did a fantastic effort, all the fire crews," Mr Gwin said.

"The support rallied very quickly from the community was fantastic.

"It certainly didn't take long for refreshments to arrive to keep the crews working."

The loss of livestock, structures and equipment will be a blow for a business that suffered during the January floods.

"It's an absolute tragedy when these things happen for any business, especially out in rural communities," Mr Gwin said.

"Certainly from a fire service perspective, and from my own perspective, we would hope that their recovery efforts are speedy and hopefully they get the best result that they can possibly get."

Despite the mild winds, plumes of thick black smoke could be seen from the centre of Mundubbera CBD.

"That indicator of smoke is common with any structural fire," Mr Gwin said.

"There's toxicity in any smoke-it's important for people not to be in the smoke plume, regardless of what sort of fire it is."



FIRE fighters, police and ambulance crews are on the scene of a fire at a piggery on Mundubbera Durong Rd.

Plumes of black smoke, reportedly toxic, could be seen from the Mundubbera farm.

Crews are working frantically to contain the fire, but were unable to free many of the pigs, resulting in at least one injured animal being shot.