Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has extended a local fire ban for South Western Region residents.
The local fire ban will remain in place until 2359hrs on Friday 6 December 2019 for residents in the Toowoomba and Southern Downs Local Government Areas.
Heightened fire conditions are perfect for bushfires to ignite and spread quickly.
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.
Please note Permit to Light Fire restrictions remain in place for the Western Downs and Goondiwindi Local Government Areas.
Information on fire bans and the exemptions that can apply can be found on the RFS website, www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.