There is Local Fire Fire Ban in place from Sunday 12 August 2018 to Monday 13 August 2018 in the Local Government Areas of Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer, Logan, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast.
In addition, all fire permits previously issued in the local fire ban area have been cancelled.
See: https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety/Neighbourhood-Safer-Places/lgas/List Documents/Local fire Ban 12 to 13 August 2018.pdf
Note, the literal meaning of this is that the permits no longer exist - not that they automatically come back into effect after the end of the Local Fire Ban period.
There is more detail on this on the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services NEWSROOM website: https://newsroom.psba.qld.gov.au/Content/Default/Releases/Article/Permits-cancelled-as-south-east-Queensland-bushfire-threat-climbs/-3/27/14049
Mr Gillespie urged people to report any sign of fire to Triple Zero (000) immediately**.** For fires in the Helidon Hills Smokespotter area please also advise one of the Smokespotter Coordinators (see contact details below) so that we can immediately begin to get cross bearings on smoke from fires distant from houses and/or roads to help in accurately locating fires.
“No matter how small, please report it so we can get on top of it as quickly as possible to protect life and property.”
For more information or to find your local fire warden, visit www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au
From the Declaration of Local Fire Ban giving effect to the above restrictions:
A prohibition on lighting fires in the open applies for the period 0001hrs Sunday 12th August 2018 to 2359 hrs on Monday 13th August 2018 in the fire ban area(s) specified hereunder:
Within the whole of the Local Government Areas of:
Ipswich Somerset Lockyer Logan Scenic Rim Gold Coast
All Permits to Light Fire previously issued in the local fire ban area are hereby cancelled, subject to the following exemptions.
THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTIONS APPLY:
Fires lit for the purpose of burning standing sugar cane for harvest in accordance with the established practice of the industry. The burning of standing cane is permitted between 1800 hrs and 0500 hrs the following day once a permit to burn has been obtained from the local fire warden for those blocks of cane that require a permit to burn.
Fires lit for the purpose of burning tops and trash between the hours of 1800hrs
and 0900hrs (6.00pm and 9.00am) once a permit to burn has been obtained from the local fire warden for those blocks of cane that require a permit to burn.
Fires lit in accordance with the provisions of Section 86A of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990, Part 6 Sections 53 Powers of authorised officer in dangerous situations and 55 Powers of authorised fire officer for preventative or Investigative purposes.
when it comes to bushfires, we are all neighbours
Helidon Hills Smoke Spotter Coordinators:
Gordon Claridge 5462 1028 / 0401 346 036
Mike Ford 4600 9960 / 0418 732 504
KP Neilson 4697 8053 / 040 555 9812