Watch the grass grow, not burn, is an appropriate mantra for this week. As temperatures are soaring, the fire risk is too and Central Highlands Regional Council advises people to be vigilant and aware of local conditions.
Coordinator Emergency Services Glenn Bell said council has controls in place and is monitoring conditions and people should do the same.
‘Despite recent rain, it only takes a spark to start a fire that can be challenging to fight in extreme heat,’ he said.
‘Add a slight breeze and it doesn’t take much to get out of control.
‘We have to ensure that we all take responsibility for fire safety, as individuals and as a community.
‘Preparing a bushfire survival plan is the easiest way to assess fire risk at your home and have a plan in place to keep you and your family safe.
‘If a fire starts, report it immediately to the emergency number 000.
‘The quicker fire crews can respond, the sooner they can have the blaze under control.’
For more information and to stay up-to-date with warnings, please visit the Rural Fire Service Queensland website, follow Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) social media pages or visit council’s website.