Brianna Scully Updates Jay And Dave On Bushfire Conditions In The Mackay Region
State of Fire Emergency declared
A State of Fire Emergency has been declared across 42 Local Government areas in QLD, including Mackay Regional, as a result of the significantly heightened fire weather conditions which are expected to continue into next week.
Rural Fire Service explained that the State of Fire Emergency prohibits the lighting of all types of outdoor fires, and bans certain activities that can cause fires to ignite.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Acting Commissioner Mike Wassing said that the declaration is vital in preventing bushfire breakouts.
"We're experiencing tinder box-like conditions across much of the state and all it takes is one spark to start a fire that may burn for days... Our crews are doing a fantastic job protecting lives and property, and we ask that Queenslanders continue to do their part to prevent fires starting and spreading."
- Mr Wassing
This morning Jay & Dave spoke to Brianna Scully from Nine News for an update on bushfires surrounding the Mackay region.
Mr Wassing encouraged residents to have a bushfire survival plan, and to keep updated on the QFES website and other news platforms, adding, "It is important they follow the advice given and don't leave it too late to evacuate if they need to".
The declaration will be in effect until revoked. You can read more about the State of Fire Emergency HERE.