IMPRESSED: The rural fire brigade are impressed with the care residents have been taking around fire safety.
IMPRESSED: The rural fire brigade are impressed with the care residents have been taking around fire safety. Hayden Smith

No permits to burn in Stanthorpe

FIRE permits will not be issued in the Granite Belt area until further notice.

This comes after the region had a total fire ban from last Wednesday until midnight Tuesday.

Stanthorpe Rural Fire Brigade group officer Pedro Curr said the weather conditions had only slightly improved from last week.

"It's dry, there's been no rain - that's the biggest thing,” he said.

"The conditions are not ripe for anyone to be burning this time of the year.”

Mr Curr praised residents for their vigilance so far this season.

"People realise what the conditions are like, most of them have got their burning done by this time of the year.”

Residents are still permitted to burn any small fires which do not exceed 2m in width, height or length. Barbecues and burning the carcass of a beast is also permitted. However Mr Curr urged anyone burning any sort of fire to have safety precautions at the ready.

"Have some water around and make sure it's clear around the fire pits,” he said.

"Make sure you don't get slack again.”

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