Power pole fire shuts Warrego Highway west of Toowoomba

THE Warrego Highway west of Toowoomba was closed to traffic after a power pole caught fire this morning.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews responded to reports of a vegetation fire off the highway near Oakleigh Park Rd at Bowenville about 9.20am.

Crews extinguished the small fires believed to have been caused by a power pole which had caught alight.

The Warrego Highway was closed about 10.30am as a precaution due to concerns it could fall on passing traffic.

Firefighters left the scene about 11.30am.

Ergon Energy crews have been deployed to the incident.


Government crack down on cash-in-hand fraudsters

Government crack down on cash-in-hand fraudsters

Black Economy Taskforce recommendations to come into play July 1.

Pokies punch-up wins pub patron a court date

Pokies punch-up wins pub patron a court date

A man got more than a payout after playing the pokies.

Miles butchers' reign continues

Miles butchers' reign continues

Local sausage royalty take out gold at Farmfest.