Time to prepare for bushfire season in Jimboomba

BE PREPARED: Logan residents are encouraged to take precautions as bushfire season begins. Photo: Adam Wright
BE PREPARED: Logan residents are encouraged to take precautions as bushfire season begins. Photo: Adam Wright

SOUTH-WEST Logan residents have been warned to reconsider the need to light fires this bushfire season.

Jimboomba fire fighter Gail Steppens said it was important for people to seek advice from Logan City Council and the Queensland Rural Fire Service with respect to fire permit restrictions.

“People need to find out what the regulations are before lighting any fires. If you don’t need to burn at the moment it is a good idea not to,” she said.

“There is no indication of any rain coming soon so it has the potential to be a bad fire season. People need to be vigilant and maintain their yards.”

Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford said August 1 marked the traditional start to bushfire season.

“This year’s season is particularly concerning, given some parts of the state are already very dry and experiencing significant bush fire activity,” he said.

“All households should have a Bushfire Survival Plan and make sure they remove flammable material, such as dry grass and leaf litter from around the home.” 

Jordan MP Charis Mullen said the Palaszczuk Labor government allocated $702 million to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services department to deliver fire and emergency services facilities and resources.

The Jimboomba Fire Station is now a specific urban service with rural volunteers no longer a part of the station since July 31.

For more information on bushfire season regulations visit www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or a Logan City Council fact sheet on open air fires.