Last night the RACQ CQRescue Helicopter Service were called into action to rescue residents

it had been a relatively calm day, but last night all hell broke loose on the Eungella Range as fires joined and residents were advised by the QFES to return to their homes - it was too dangerous to get out by road.

The Queensland Police Service also called the RACQ CQ Rescue Helicopter Service to fly in and pick up 12 people.

I spoke to CQ Rescue's CEO Ian Rowan on 4MK this morning

To listen, press the audio button.

The Eungella Range region has now been downgraded to a "Watch and Act" due to the fantastic efforts of our fire fighters

CQ Rescue night shot