December 27, 2019
QFES has again extended a local fire ban in the South Burnett, Cherbourg, Gympie and North Burnett council areas.
The local fire ban will remain in place until 7:00am on Monday, January 13.
There are still heightened fire conditions in the region which are perfect for bushfires to ignite and spread quickly.
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.
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 RFS website
The fire ban in the Toowoomba and Western Downs council areas is in place until 11:55pm on January 6, unless extended.
The fire ban in the Somerset council area is in place until 11:59pm on December 31, unless extended.