UPDATE: Permits cancelled, fire ban extended for Gympie


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has extended a local fire ban for North Coast Region residents.

The local fire ban will be extended until 2355 hours Friday, December 11, 2020 for residents in the Bundaberg, North Burnett, Cherbourg, South Burnett, Fraser Coast, Gympie, Sunshine Coast and Noosa 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 ap


A LOCAL fire ban for the Gympie region has been imposed from tonight due to the strong winds and high daily temperatures, which are expected to last all week.

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The prohibition on lighting fires in the open applies for a week from today through to next Monday, December 7 at midnight.

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The Queensland Rural Fire Service website states:
“The fire ban prohibiting the lighting of fires in the open is currently in place from 2355hrs 30 November 2020 to 2355hrs 07 December 2020 for the Bundaberg, North Burnett, Cherberg, South Burnett, Fraser Coast, Gympie, Sushine Coast and Noosa Local Government Areas.

“All permits to light fire previously issued in the local fire ban area are hereby cancelled.”

The Gympie Regional Council area is covered by the Rural Fire Service Maryborough Area Office, phone 07 4190 4839.

CLICK HERE: For more information, local safe places and exemptions