Total Fire Ban declared for Gold Coast, SEQ over coming days

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Gold Coast and the whole of the southeast, with some hot temperatures on the way.

We were warned of a severe heatwave yesterday, which will begin from Sunday on the Gold Coast.

Temps will sit in the 30s for the first half of next week, while areas further inland could see temps hit the mid-40s.


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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have therefore declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the Southeast region, which will begin from midnight tonight.

It’s expected to last until midnight on Wednesday night.

“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,” QFES advice reads.

“Fires lit for the purpose of cooking or providing warmth are allowed however must be used within a proper constructed vessel (such as barbeque, pizza oven, fire pit) where the fire cannot escape or cause embers to drift.

“The use of power tools may be used during a local fire ban however QFES encourages people to use these with extreme care and ensure adequate equipment is available to extinguish any fire which may start.”