Published: 10th November 2019

Minister for Fire and Emergency Services

A State of Fire Emergency has been declared in 42 Local Government Areas across Queensland.
 This follows significantly heightened fire weather conditions this week, which are expected to continue into next week.
 Conditions mean it is vitally important that we don’t have new fires starting.
 The community has a vital role to play – if you see a fire, report it immediately to Triple Zero (000).
 This declaration is being put in place to help keep all Queenslanders safe and make sure we have the firefighting resources to combat those blazes that are continuing.
 Please follow the instructions of authorities. You need to be responsible and not do anything that might ignite a fire.
 There are significant penalties if you breach the declaration.
 Our firefighters do a fantastic job, and many are volunteers who give up their own time to help their communities.
 They are operating under demanding conditions, so please don’t make this harder for them.