A local fire ban is in place until midnight on Friday (August 30) in the South Burnett and North Burnett council areas due to the high risk of fires starting in the current conditions.
The fire ban came into force at midnight on Monday evening.
There are exemptions. These include:
Power tools, including lawn mowers and mechanical slashers may be used, however the QFES has encouraged people to use these with extreme care and to ensure that adequate equipment is available to extinguish any fire that may start. This could include having a person available to watch out for any ignitions that occur.
According to the QFES website, there are no fire bans in place for Gympie, Cherbourg or Toowoomba council areas.
However, there is a High Fire Danger rating in all these regions for both Wednesday and Thursday so caution has been urged.
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