Local fire ban issued for South-East Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency services have imposed a local fire ban on the South-East, including the Gold Coast, with warm and windy conditions expected.

The ban comes as crews battle serious blazes in the State’s north.

The local fire ban will be in place from midnight Wednesday 28 November until midnight Thursday 29 of November.


It covers residents in the Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer, Logan, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast areas.

The Bureau of Meteorology expects top temperatures of 35 degrees on Wednesday with possible dust hazes developing.

There’ll also be a high chance of winds ranging from 20km/h to 40km/h throughout the day.

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live on Gold Coast , and fail to understand why there hasn’t been a council restriction on outdoor Fire Pits / Ovens / Pot Belly external stoves with chimneys ..if its hazardous for a cigarette b*** to be thrown out of a car window and start horrendous fires …why then are Fire Pits with open embers often unattended at night in backyards …even permissible !!!
Surely these fires waiting to happen in a suburban area are a nuisance to surrounding homes …filling up neighbours homes with foul smelling smoke fumes and stinking out clothes hung on the line …in brisbane it is illegal to light fire pits in open capacity and intrude on your neighbours peace and enjoyment of their home after a hard days work !! so come on GOLD COAST CITY COUNCIL …do us proud and enforce a more sincere FIRE BAN policy for suburbs !!! and while your at it do something more to stop JET SKI’s tormenting the Broadwater !!