Fire dan­ger hits se­vere

The Western Star - - News -

FIRE crews across the Mara­noa re­main on high alert to­day as hot, dry and windy con­di­tions come to­gether to cre­ate a se­vere fire dan­ger.

While no fire bans are in place, and no fire per­mits have been granted, the Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice is keep­ing a close eye on the weather.

“On days like to­day, grind­ing or weld­ing can start a fire, and be­cause of the weather con­di­tions, fire be­hav­iour be­comes ex­tremely er­ratic and it will be dif­fi­cult to con­trol,” Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vice (Roma Com­mand) in­spec­tor Goetz Graf said.

“We re­ally want peo­ple to take note of the fire dan­ger rat­ing signs, un­der­stand what they mean, and how im­por­tant it is that we ad­just our daily ac­tiv­i­ties based on the fire dan­ger rat­ing.”

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