Breached conditions concerning
TWO people who breached local fire bans last week will receive “appropriate actions” from authorities.
QFES Rural Fire Service West Moreton area director acting inspector Paul Storrs said he was concerned by the actions not only placed on the landholder but the rest of the community.
“At times like this, communities need to work together to ensure their own safety,” he said.
During the past week Mr Storrs said community members had been extremely vigilant, phoning 000 when they spotted smoke.
On Saturday. crews attended a fire at Ma Ma Creek after a hazard reduction burn got out of control. A total of 14 crews attended the fire across the weekend, which burnt about 100 acres.
Crews continued to “mop up” the blaze until about 10pm on Sunday. “It highlights the need for everybody to be checking the weather before they light their fires as the weather can change,” Mr Storrs said.
Not only have dedicated volunteers assisted with local fires, they have also helped in surrounding areas.
Mr Storrs said almost every Lockyer Valley rural fire brigade had provided support to the Undullah fire south of Ipswich.
He urged landholders to review their bushfire plans.
“As much as our traditional fire season has passed, potential storms could create fires from dry lightning,” he said.
“My concerns are that all of our landholders need to have reviewed their bushfire survival plans and know exactly what they are going to do.
“Bushfires happen but we do live in Australia, which is a bushfire-prone country.”