A water bomber being refilled at Kingaroy Airport recently to tackle a local fire (Photo: Supplied)

December 2, 2020

Queensland will be grappling with the high risk of bushfires for the rest of this week, the QFES warned on Wednesday morning.

QFES Commissioner Greg Leach said areas from the NSW border to Queensland’s far north would be at a very high fire danger from today until Friday.

“A run of hot and dry conditions is exacerbating the bushfire risk to Queensland, and this is likely to continue until the State receives sufficient rain,” Mr Leach said.

“While the weather is outside of our control, QFES does have the resources it needs to respond to emergencies when called upon.”

Mr Leach urged people to report fires immediately to Triple Zero (000).

“Fires that start under these conditions will be fast-moving and difficult to control,” he said.

Commissioner Leach said more than 40 aircraft have been deployed at 100 different bushfires so far this season.

More than four million litres have been dropped on fires, including the 10,000 litre loads by the Large Air Tanker (LAT) which has been working on the Fraser Island fire.

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