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, and with due regard to fire conditions and the weather forecasts issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, a Local Fire Ban is hereby imposed as described below.
A prohibition on lighting fires in the open applies for the period 0001hrs Sunday 24th September 2017 to 2359 hrs on Sunday 24th September 2017 in the fire ban area(s) specified hereunder:
Within the whole of the Local Government Areas of: Ipswich Somerset Lockyer Logan Scenic Rim Gold Coast All Permits to Light Fire previously issued in the local fire ban area are hereby cancelled.
THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTIONS APPLY:
Alan Gillespie, AFSM Superintendent
Regional Manager Rural Fire Service Queensland Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
(As delegate for the Commissioner)
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
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.