A local fire ban has been issued for the Gold Coast, with sweltering conditions set to continue over the coming days.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) announced the the local fire ban for south-east Queensland residents on Saturday.
It kicked in at 12.01am on Sunday and is set to remain in place until at least 11.59pm on tonight, Monday November 23.
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The ban will extend to Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer, Logan and the Scenic Rim Local Government areas.
QFES said “heightened fire conditions” meant bushfires could ignite and spread very quickly.
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.
Temperatures across the Gold Coast are expected to reach 30 degrees today, however inland suburbs like Nerang are set to swelter through tops of 33C.