DECLARATION OF LOCAL FIRE BAN0
QUEENSLAND FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES PROHIBITION ON THE LIGHTING, MAINTENANCE AND USE OF FIRES IN THE OPEN.
Current fire conditions have been assessed and with due regard to the weather forecasts issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, a Local Fire Ban is hereby imposed by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services as described below.
A prohibition on lighting fires in the open applies for a 24 hour period from 0001hrs Thursday 14 September to 2359 hrs on Thursday 14 September, 2017 in the following areas:
-Brisbane City Council
-Moreton Bay Regional Council
-Redland City Council
-Ipswich City Council
-Somerset Regional Council
-Lockyer Valley Regional Council
-The City of Gold Coast
-Logan City Council
-Scenic Rim Regional Council
All Permits to Light Fire previously issued are hereby cancelled until further notice.
Information on Fire Bans and the exemptions that can apply to a ban of the lighting of fires in the open can be found on the Rural Fire Service Queensland website. www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au
Note: Power tools including lawn mowers and mechanical slashers may be used, however the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services encourages people to use these with extreme care and to ensure that adequate equipment is available to extinguish any fire that may start. This could include having a person available to watch out for any ignitions that occur.