High fire danger warning issued for today, weekend
HEIGHTENED fire weather conditions have been predicted for today continuing through to the weekend, with the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service urging Central Queensland residents to be cautious and vigilant.
QFRS Central Regional manager for rural operations Brian Smith said the very high fire danger stretched for a large portion of the region, particularly in the channel country.
"Very strong winds up to 40 kilometres an hour are expected and these pose a real risk for fires getting out of control," Mr Smith said.
"While the QFRS is well prepared to fight potential fires, prevention is important.
"The combination of strong winds, high temperatures and low relative humidity will make it very difficult to contain vegetation fires, so we're asking residents to take extra care and be alert."
Mr Smith urged landholders to ensure they were prepared, and to finalise preparations on their properties.
Visit ruralfire.qld.gov.au for steps on how to best prepare for the bushfire season.