October 15, 2019
Local fire bans in the South Burnett, Cherbourg, Gympie and North Burnett council areas have been extended again.
The bans, which had been due to expire on October 18, have been extended to 23:59pm on Friday, October 25.
The bans have been extended due to the ongoing heightened fire conditions and the lack of widespread rainfall which has increased the risk of bushfires.
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 the QFES encourages people to use these with extreme care and ensure adequate equipment is available to extinguish any fire which may start.
This may include having a person available to watch out for any ignitions that occur.
Information on fire bans and the exemptions that can apply can be found on the Rural Fire Service website
NB. Currently there are no fire bans in the Toowoomba Regional Council area.