Wednesday November 28 Total Fire Ban Declared

 

QUEENSLAND FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

DECLARATION OF LOCAL FIRE BAN

PROHIBITION ON THE LIGHTING, MAINTENANCE AND USE OF FIRES
IN THE OPEN

In accordance with the provisions of Section 86A and Section 86E of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990, the 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 Wednesday 28 November 2018 to 2359hrs on Wednesday 28 November 2018, in the fire ban areas specified hereunder:

  • Moreton Bay Regional Council 
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Redland City 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

THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTIONS APPLY:

 

Fires within a properly constructed barbeque are permitted provided they are not left unattended.

 

Fires for the purpose of disposal of animal carcasses are permitted, subject to the issue of a permit by the local Fire Warden.

 

Fires of commercial necessity are permitted subject to the issue of a permit to light fire by the Chief Fire Warden, Area Director Rural Fire Service Queensland. 

 

Fires lit for the purpose of burning standing sugar cane for harvest in accordance with the established practice of the industry. The burning of standing cane is permitted between 1800 hrs and 0500 hrs the following day once a permit to burn has been obtained from the local fire warden for those blocks of cane that require a permit to burn.  

 

Fires lit for the purpose of burning tops and trash between the hours of 1800hrs and 0900hrs (6.00pm and 9.00am) once a permit to burn has been obtained from the local fire warden for those blocks of cane that require a permit to burn.  

 

Fires lit in accordance with the provisions of Section 86A of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990, Part 6 Sections 53 Powers of authorised officer in dangerous situations and 55 Powers of authorised fire officer for preventative or Investigative purposes.

Moreton Bay regional Council

A severe fire weather warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for Wednesday, 28 November 2018.

 

Residents should monitor local conditions, stay tuned to fire weather warnings and advice, and consult their bushfire survival plan to view their options.

 

For more information about the fire weather warning visit the Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.gov.au/qld

 

For more information about being bushfire prepared visit the Rural Fire Service website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au to PREPARE.ACT.SURVIVE

 

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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