Police have confirmed an elderly man fled the Victorian lockdown and drove to the Mackay region.
The mine safety regulator has revealed the next steps after a Board of Inquiry that was formed in the wake of the disaster wrapped up this week.
It is understood several members of the public witnessed the fire and reported it to police.
Two people are in hospital after a head-on crash that closed a road southwest of Mackay for more than three hours.
Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan said Queensland Treasury was holding $17.383 million for the replacement of marine vessels.
This is the first group of students to graduate through the academy since it was started 12 months ago, with campuses in Mackay and WA.