Moreton Bay Region & Queensland braces for return to heightened fire activity
The 2017 Queensland bushfire season has kicked off in earnest, and a bushfire threat now extends from Cape York to central Queensland, the south-east corner and out west.
The current level of fire activity has increased almost 80 per cent compared to this time last year and many parts of the state are at risk of bushfires starting and spreading.
Fire and emergency services are bracing for a very high fire danger in the coming days, with the possibility of extreme fire danger in some parts of Queensland.
Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan will join representatives from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) to brief Queenslanders on the bushfire threat and impending very high fire conditions.
Meanwhile During or Approaching Fires what should you do ?
Before a fire:
Individual households also have an important role to play in building community resilience to bushfires.
Clean out your gutters, keep your yard clear of green waste and junk, and plan things like what you will take with you if you need to evacuate and how you will look after your pets and livestock.
Cut back overhanging branches which could fall and damage your home or hurt someone.
All the preparation you do now will go a long way towards making you resilient when those big south east Queensland summer storms roll in.
To register for alerts and notifications from MoretonAlert, just fill out the online form at Moreton Bay Alert or call council on 5433 4444.
For more information on how to prepare your home and family for the storm and bushfire seasons, go to Moreton Bay Disaster website .