Fire Ban for Moreton Bay Region starts at one past Midnight Thursday 28 September


QUEENSLAND FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES - DECLARATION OF LOCAL FIRE BAN

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 96 hour period  from 0001hrs Wednesday 27 September to 2359hrs Saturday 30 September,Wednesday to Saturday in the following areas, Sunshine Coast Council, Noosa Shire Council, Gympie Regional Council and South Burnett Regional Council.

A prohibition on lighting fires in the open applies for a 72 hour period from 0001hrs Thursday 28 September to 2359hrs Saturday 30 September, in the following areas:

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Brisbane City Council

Redland City Council


All residents in these local government areas will be prohibited from lighting a fire in the open, unless it is within a properly constructed and supervised barbecue.

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.

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