HAZARD REDUCTION: A burn, covering some 1600 hectatres of the Cooloola National Park, is underway as part of a state-wide burning-off blitz in preparation for the peak bushfire season.
HAZARD REDUCTION: A burn, covering some 1600 hectatres of the Cooloola National Park, is underway as part of a state-wide burning-off blitz in preparation for the peak bushfire season. Gympie Times/Craig Warhurst

Fire warning

MUSTER country, Queensland, will have a small but potentially dangerous taste of Victorian bushfire weather this weekend, Queensland Emergency Services representatives warned yesterday.

With dry heat temperatures forecast in the low 30s and winds from the north, fire danger is predicted to range between high and very high over most of Queensland today, tomorrow and into next week.

As reported on Pages 2 and 6 of today's issue of The Gympie Times, the potentially dangerous conditions have prompted a ban on daytime fires at the Muster site, in Amamoor Creek State Forest Park.

Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts said yesterday the forecast called for extreme care with any outdoor fires or the operation of machinery, including lawn mowers and power tools. “People should listen to their local radio station for bushfire information,” the Minister said.

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