Fire ban lifted, danger remains

THE months-long fire ban for Bundaberg and the North Burnett has been lifted after cooler conditions hit Bundaberg at the weekend — but firefighters warn the danger is not over.

Improved conditions in parts of Queensland have prompted the lifting of fire bans from a number of local Government areas, but continued dangerous fire conditions remain in some parts of the state.

The lingering danger has led the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service to remind holiday campers to be careful with campfires, and emphasise that where fire bans are in place the lighting of open wood fires at campsites is prohibited.

“The lighting of fireworks is also restricted under a fire ban, however fireworks events supervised by licensed operators can go ahead as planned subject to certain conditions approved by the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service,” a Department of Community Safety spokesperson said.

“Power tools and machinery may be used, but the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service 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 for any ignitions that may occur.”



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