Heightened fire conditions on the Gold Coast today

FIRE FIGHTERS are urging locals to be vigilant, with heightened fire conditions predicted while hot and dry weather continues.

RFSQ Assistant Commissioner Neil Gallant said precautions were being taken by firefighters to prepare for potential vegetation fires during the heightened fire conditions.

“With severe or very high fire danger across the majority of the state, warm temperatures combined with low humidity and strong winds make conditions perfect for fires to spark and spread quickly,” he said.


“These conditions also make it difficult to contain vegetation fires, so we’re asking residents to take extra care and be alert.”

Mr Gallant said landowners who had conducted hazard reduction burns recently were strongly encouraged to take immediate steps to ensure their fire had been properly extinguished.

He said with fire activity ramping up across the state, it was crucial for residents to make sure they were doing all they could to prepare their homes and properties.

“If they haven’t already, I urge residents to visit the Rural Fire Service Queensland website to download a bushfire survival plan so that no one is caught off guard,” he said.

“We are also asking people to ensure they do not throw cigarette butts out of the car window and be careful when operating machinery in grassed areas.”