Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has imposed a local fire ban for North Coast residents.

The local fire ban will be in place from 7.50am Wednesday 10 March 2021 for residents in the Bundaberg, Fraser Coast and Gympie Regional Council areas.

The ban is expected to remain in place until 11.50pm Tuesday 16 March 2021.

Under this local fire ban, all open fires are prohibited and all Permits to Light Fire which have been issued in the designated areas have been cancelled. For exemptions and more information, visit: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.

QFES encourages people to use extreme care and ensure adequate equipment is available to extinguish any fire which may start.