Fire danger period called off

UNUSUALLY heavy rainfall combined with an early start to the storm and cyclone season has prompted the cancellation of the Queensland fire danger period from this Friday.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service declared the fire danger period on August 29 and after two months the main threat of fire season has passed.

The fire danger period was intended to remain in place until January next year or until the enhanced threat of bushfire had passed.

The weather conditions we’ve experienced led QFRS Commissioner Lee Johnson to declare the fire danger period was no longer required. This was the first year QFRS has implemented a fire danger period and the community support has given the service confidence to consider making it standard practice in the future to reduce bushfire risk.

North coast regional manager for rural operations Peter Hollier said while the main threat for bushfire had passed it was important that residents remained prepared for a bushfire.

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