December 5, 2019

The local fire ban in place in the South Burnett Regional Council area has been extended again.

The ban, which was due to expire on Sunday night, has now been extended to 23:59pm on Friday, December 20.

The local fire bans in the Cherbourg, Gympie and North Burnett council areas have also been extended to the same date.

On Wednesday, the local fire ban in the Toowoomba council area was also extended to 23:59pm on December 20.

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 however QFES encourages people to use these with extreme care and ensure adequate equipment is available to extinguish any fire which may start.

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