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In Queensland, the use of fire can be restricted by imposing either a Local Fire Ban or a State of Fire Emergency. When it is considered that predicted conditions and weather forecasts indicate that fires would be difficult to control and pose a danger to communities, the Commissioner Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) or his delegate has the authority under the provisions of the Fire and Emergency Services Act to impose a local fire ban.
When fire weather conditions become extremely dangerous, The Commissioner, QFES, with the approval of the Minister, can declare a State of Fire Emergency.
Local Fire Bans are normally imposed over an entire local government area and prohibit the lighting of all or only certain types of fires, depending on the severity of the emergency. (Gas and electric barbecues may be used).
When fire bans are in place either as a local Fire Ban or during a State of Fire Emergency:
The lighting of fires in the declared fire ban areas are prohibited subject to any special conditions or exemptions
All open fires are prohibited;
All Permits to Light Fire issued in the designated area are cancelled.
Other special conditions (or exemptions) may be imposed.
Fire bans are advertised widely and remain in force until cancelled. Information can also be obtained at any time by phoning free call 1800 020 440.