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Local fire ban: prohibition on the lighting, maintenance and use of open fires

Applies until 19 October 2019.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Due to the current fire conditions and weather forecasts issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, a local fire ban has been declared by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services for the South Burnett Local Government Area from Sunday 5 October until Friday 18 October 2019 (inclusive). All permits to light fire previously issued in the local fire ban area are hereby cancelled. Open fires must not be lit anywhere in Jack Smith Scrub Regional Park.

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

Visitors must comply with fire prohibition guidelines and directions given from QPWS rangers—penalties may apply for non-compliance.

Further information on fire bans can be found on the Rural Fire website

Last updated
9 October 2019