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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Far North fire ban extended once more

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has extended a local fire ban for Far Northern Region residents for a further seven days. The local fire ban will be in place until 2359hrs on Monday 13 November 2023.

Earlier… 

Monday, 30/10/2023

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has extended a local fire ban for Far Northern Region residents for a further seven days. The local fire ban will be in place until 2359hrs on Monday 6 November 2023.

Earlier…

Thursday, 19/10/2023

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has imposed a local fire ban for Far Northern Region residents.

The local fire ban will be in place from 0001hrs on Thursday 19 October for residents in the Aurukun, Cairns, Cook, Douglas, Hope Vale, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Napranum, Northern Peninsula Area, Pormpuraaw, Torres, Torres Strait, Weipa, Wujal Wujal, Yarrabah, Cassowary Coast, Mareeba, Tablelands, Croydon and Etheridge Local Government Areas.

Current fire conditions are perfect for bushfires to ignite and spread 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.

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.

This may include having a person available to watch out for any ignitions that occur.

Information on fire bans and the exemptions that can apply can be found on the QFES website.

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: Art exhibition to strengthen students’ identity and Remembrance Day poppy installation.

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