The bushfire threat in Logan and the Scenic Rim is growing as warm weather arrives, and authorities are warning residents to be vigilant.
The region is in the middle of a fire ban by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, which was imposed yesterday and due to end tonight.
It forbids people from lighting fires in the open.
Authorities have also cancelled fire permits, and have labelled the danger rating across the area as high.
Jimboomba's fire captain, Jason Hall, said vegetation fires had already been reported.
"Although some parts of the state have welcomed much-needed rain over recent months, this has not been widespread or enough to remove the risk of bushfires," Captain Hall said.
"We're encouraging people not to be complacent and continue to prepare their properties for the bushfire season."
He urged people to delay the use of machinery during hot weather.
"Machinery such as tractors, slashers or grinders can start a fire that can quickly get away from you if you don't take the correct precautions," Captain Hall said.
"If you can delay the use of such machinery, it is best to during fire weather.
"If you must undertake these activities, you need to have appropriate resources to extinguish a fire if one starts."
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People should be prepared now.
"Preparation is key to ensuring people stay safe during a bushfire," Captain Hall said.
"We are asking landowners and occupants of their homes to be proactive and prevent fire arriving on their doorstep.
"Things such as removing dead leaf litter and branches out of gutters, preventing overgrowth on large properties and moving lawns regularly."
He urged residents to follow authorities' warnings, and follow the QFES social media pages for the latest information.
Captain Hall said locals should also have a bushfire survival plan, so they know what to do if a fire threatens.
Residents should call triple zero immediately if they saw smoke or flames, to give authorities the best chance of limiting damage.
Captain Hall's warning comes as three people were treated at the scene of a house blaze on Monday morning at Forestdale.
Two were taken to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation after the fire on Allandale Court.
The fire broke out just after 1.15am.
The weather bureau said there was a chance of thunderstorms in the far south-east of the region this afternoon as a cool change came through.
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