An increased fire danger warning has been issued for the Burnett and Wide Bay. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
An increased fire danger warning has been issued for the Burnett and Wide Bay. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

WARNING: Burnett braces for a week of severe fire danger

BURNETT residents are urged to remain alert as weather conditions align for an increased chance of fire danger.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a fire weather warning for the Burnett and Wide Bay regions for today.

With dry westerly winds getting up to 50km/h through some areas, Tuesday has been noted as severe fire danger. 

Wednesday the fire danger will be high for the Wide Bay and Burnett, followed by very high on Thursday. 

Weather conditions are expected to get worse on Friday as fire danger ratings rise to severe to end the week. 

The fire warnings are extended to various areas across Queensland. 

A surface trough is moving slowly eastwards across southern Queensland.

Dry and fresh west to south-westerly winds behind the trough will bring elevated fire dangers to southeastern inland areas.

Weather conditions should ease after sunset as temperatures decrease and winds moderate.

Rural Fire Services advises anyone living in these regions to action their Bushfire Survival Plan now.

They are urged to monitor the fire and weather situation through local media and the BOM website.

If you believe you or property is under threat from a fire call 000 immediately.

South Burnett

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