The aircraft working non-stop to fight local fires

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An Air Tractor 802 Fire Boss at the Bundaberg Airport.

Water bombing choppers and Air Tractor 802 Fire Boss planes are just some of the aircraft working around the clock to fight fires in Woodgate and Buxton.

The Air Tractor 802 Fire Boss planes at the airport.

The Bundaberg Airport has been a pit stop for refuelling, with a multitude of fire emergency aircraft coming and going from the area since Wednesday.

Multiple bright yellow Air Tractor 802 Fire Boss planes arrived in the region recently and make for an impressive sight up against the hazy sky.

According to, the plane is equipped with floats and a scooper air tanker which is able to land on and scoop water from nearby lakes, rivers and reservoirs.

The Fire Boss can deliver up to 14,000 gallons per hour for extended attack or ground support.

Water bombing helicopters have also been delivering water to fire affected areas in the region and MI Helicopters have had their aircraft in the sky to assist with air attacks and mapping of the Woodgate fire.

The footage below was captured by one of the pilots at Woodgate yesterday.

The Boss and VH-JZX on the fire front today ???????? Air Attack and Mapping ???? Woodgate QLD’s #AirAttack#Queensland#Woodgate#Airbus#TwinSquirrel9 NewsABC Sunshine Coast10 News First QueenslandSunrise7NEWS Sunshine Coast

Posted by MI Helicopters on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Conditions are expected to worsen for fires in parts of the Woodgate and Buxton areas.

For up-to-date information and warnings go to the QFES Facebook page here.