Fire ban announced for Central Region

October 25, 2023 8:37 am in by
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A fire ban has been imposed for Central Region residents.

It which includes Rockhampton, Livingstone, Mackay, Whitsundays, Isaac, Central Highlands, Barcaldine, Blackall-Tambo, Longreach, Barcoo, Winton, Gladstone and Banana Local Government Areas.

It comes as current fire conditions are perfect for bushfires to ignite and spread quickly.

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Under a local fire ban all open fires are prohibited and all permits to light fires, 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.

The ban is expected to remain in place until November 1.