October 2, 2019
The local fire ban in the South Burnett has been extended until midnight on Friday, October 18.
The ban, which covers the South and North Burnett, Cherbourg and Gympie council areas was to have ended on October 4.
Under a local fire ban all open fires are prohibited and all Permits to Light Fire which have been issued in the designated areas have been cancelled.
Power tools may be used during a local fire ban however QFES encourages people to use these with extreme care and ensure adequate equipment is available to extinguish any fire which may start.
The local fire ban in the Toowoomba and Southern Downs council areas has been extended to midnight on Friday, October 11.