High winds fan fire risk



DRY winds are the region's biggest fire risk with local rural fire brigades reporting that once started a fire would be difficult to get under control.

Rural Fire Service Bundaberg acting district inspector Phil Williams said the hot weather was drying the grass out, and recent strong winds would fan any fire that started.

Mr Williams put the region's fire risk at moderate.

Rural Fire Brigade group co-ordinator for Miriam Vale Alan Fraser also said recent strong dry winds were a danger.

"People have to be careful, if a fire gets going it will take a bit to put out," Mr Fraser said.



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