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Local Fire Ban extended for protected areas in Moreton Bay

Applies until 23 September 2019.

This alert applies to the following parks:

A local fire ban prohibiting the lighting of fires in the open has been extended by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to cover the period from 0001hrs Monday 9 September 2019 to 2359hrs Friday 20 September 2019 due to the current HIGH to VERY HIGH fire danger and weather forecasts issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.

This ban includes all parts of the local government areas of:

  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Redland City Council

Protected areas including all national parks, conservation parks and recreation areas located in these local government areas are covered under this ban.

Open fires must not be lit anywhere in:

  • Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area
  • Moreton Island National Park and Recreation Area
  • Minjerribah Recreation Area
  • Naree Budjong Djara National Park
  • Teerk Roo Ra National Park

Open fires are defined as: wood fires that are not fully self-contained, including open campfires and fires in braziers, drums, other open containers, and QPWS supplied fire-rings and barbeques. Ash producing fuels, heat beads, Oz-pigs and similar appliances cannot be used during this fire ban.

Only heating appliances that can immediately have the heat source stopped by a valve can be used.

Visitors must comply with this fire ban and any directions given by rangers—penalties may apply for non-compliance.

Notify QPWS of any breaches in QPWS protected areas by calling 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

To report any wildfires call 000.

Last updated
12 September 2019