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Local Fire Ban Extended

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The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has extended a local fire ban through to 2359hrs Friday, 1 November.

The ban applies to residents in the North Burnett, South Burnett, Cherbourg, Gympie, Fraser Coast and Bundaberg Local Government Areas.

The ongoing heightened fire conditions and the lack of widespread rainfall increases the risk of bushfires.

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.

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.

Information on fire bans and the exemptions that can apply can be found on the RFS website, www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.