Bushfire danger in the Highlands tipped to rise this week
THE dry conditions and high temperatures set for the next few days have sparked a reminder to be prepared and aware of fire safety.
"We're expecting some very hot weather over the next few days," Rural Fire Service acting inspector for the Emerald Barcaldine area Alan Johnson said.
"We've got increasing fire danger, and we're asking people to be prepared and be vigilant."
Mr Johnson advised residents to be fire ready and "always have a bushfire survival plan in place".
He suggested visiting ruralfire.qld.gov.au to find out how to be prepared.
"We're obviously a lot luckier than the southern states at the moment but we still need to be careful," Mr Johnson said.
Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Nicole Roxon said while disasters could be unpredictable, we could all be better prepared.
"Whether you're heading out of town or staying at home, keeping an eye on the weather forecast is just one of the steps your family should take," she said.
"Listening to local radio, checking information from your local emergency services website or social media pages and staying in touch with your community are just some of the ways you can stay informed."