Bushfire Update Sunday October 29 10am

Bushfire damage 2023

Published: 29th October 2023

The following information provides a current update for Mount Isa residents.

Telstra Hill has completely burned with no damage to infrastructure however the road will remain closed today for safety reasons.

Primary producers continue to fight fire and establish breaks on several properties in the Mount Isa area.

Additional Rural and Urban firefighters and equipment will remain in Mount Isa whilst the threat remains high. Two aircraft remain (one water bomber and one mapping platform)

A total Fire Ban remains in place for most of Queensland https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/safety-education/using-fire-outdoors/fire-bans-and-restrictions

The road to Lake Moondarra will remain closed to the public.

Active fire remains in inaccessible areas.

Weather conditions continue to ease with wind decreasing but temperatures increasing through to Thursday


Crews will continue to map the active fires and take advantage of the favourable weather conditions to establish containment areas.

Lady Anne Mines

Fire has passed the mine site with minor damage to some assets (none destroyed) focus will now be with Lady Loretta as the fire moves toward them.

Mayor Slade said the bush fires were an extreme threat to our community, and it was only through the hard work and commitment of emergency services personnel that they contained it. “On behalf of Mount Isa City Council and our City, I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the emergency services personnel who worked tirelessly in controlling the bush fires around Mount Isa.  I would also like to thank Mount Isa Mines and our Council who have done a remarkable job in providing support to our emergency services. 

I would also like to remind our community to continue to remain vigilant and abide by guidelines set by QFES.”