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Wildfires spark renewal of back burning

IMPORTANT PREPARATION: Farmers and landowners are continuing to back burn in anticipation of summer fires.
IMPORTANT PREPARATION: Farmers and landowners are continuing to back burn in anticipation of summer fires. Adam McCleery

A FIRE at Mt Walsh National park has renewed calls for back burning on North Burnett properties.

South West Rural Fire Service regional manager Tony Johnstone said it was more than just farmers who had to be vigilant with wildfires and back burning.

"Realistically, it's probably too late to do any more hazard protection burns in some parts of the region because it's dry, but those who do need to should speak to their local fire warden,” Mr Johnstone said.

"Also look at the weather in advance and abide by permit rules.”

A permit can be obtained on the Rural Fire Service website but some burns will not require a permit, such as a fire that does not exceed 2m in height, width or length.

A list of which fires require permits, as well as the permit form, can be found here.

"Permits are not issued once a fire is going,” Mr Johnstone said.

"Fire occurs and it can take two to three days until you see the signs, so we ask people to be vigilant.”

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