Local fire ban for north Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has imposed a local fire ban for the period 1201am Thursday 12 September 2019 to 1159pm Friday 20 September 2019 for residents in the following Local Government areas:

• Boulia

• Burdekin

• Burke

• Carpentaria

• Charters Towers

• Cloncurry

• Diamantina

• Doomadgee

• Flinders

• Hinchinbrook

• McKinlay

• Mornington

• Mount Isa

• Palm Island

• Richmond

• Townsville

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.

Information on fire bans and the exemptions that can apply can be found on the RFS website, www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.

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