Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is preparing for more bushfires over the coming days with the heatwave forecast to impact much of Queensland and they urge caution in our region.
“Firefighters on the ground have been briefed, know what to expect and are well prepared to respond if a bushfire threatens.”
Mr Dawson said a bushfire in these conditions would quickly become intense, uncontrollable and fast moving and residents were urged to report all bushfire activity immediately.
“An uncontrollable fire is also unpredictable, and we are relying on the community to assist us in our efforts and help notify us of any bushfire activity as the sooner we can get crews on the ground, the quicker we can contain the fire.”
Mr Dawson says residents needed to stay up to date with warnings and ensure their families were prepared if a bushfire threatened their property.
“If you haven’t already, take some time to create and practice your Bushfire Survival Plan making sure your family’s prepared should a bushfire threaten your home.”
“Residents need to take extreme care this weekend and caution should be taken when using power tools or heavy machinery and never throw a cigarette butt from your car, the smallest spark could start a fire.”