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Local fire ban for North Coast Region residents

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Tirroan Rural Fire Brigade at a fire in Doughboy in late August. Photo courtesy of Tirroan Rural Fire Brigade.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has imposed a local fire ban for North Coast Region residents, which includes the Bundaberg Region.

The local fire ban will be in place from midnight tonight (0001hrs Wednesday 25 October) for residents in the Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, Gympie, North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg Local Government Areas.

Current fire conditions are perfect for bushfires to ignite and spread quickly.

Under a local fire ban all open fires are prohibited and all Permits to Light Fire which have been issued in the designated areas have been cancelled for the duration of the ban.

Power tools may be used during a local fire ban however QFES encourages people to use these with extreme care and ensure adequate equipment is available to extinguish any fire which may start.

This may include having a person available to watch out for any ignitions that occur.

The ban is expected to remain in place until 2359hrs on Monday 30 October.

Information on fire bans and the exemptions that can apply can be found on the QFES website www.qfes.qld.gov.au.

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