Severe Fire Danger Forecast for The Maranoa

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of a severe fire threat across Maranoa and Warrego.

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They’ve forecast severe fire danger for the regions today and say hot, dry conditions with gusty winds will result in severe fire danger for the region for the rest of today, until the early evening.

Residents have been reminded to ensure they are prepared for the bush fire season by:
• Clear leaves, twigs, bark and other debris from the roof and gutters.
• Purchase and test the effectiveness of gutter plugs.
• Enclose open areas under decks and floors.
• Install fine steel wire mesh screens on all windows, doors, vents and weep holes.
• Point LPG cylinder relief valves away from the house.
• Conduct maintenance checks on pumps, generators and water systems.
• Seal all gaps in external roof and wall cladding.
• Check that you have sufficient personal protective clothing and equipment.
• Relocate flammable items away from your home, including woodpiles, paper, boxes, crates, hanging baskets and garden furniture.
• Check the first aid kit is fully stocked.
• Make sure you have appropriate insurance for your home and vehicles.
• Find out if there is a nearby Neighbourhood Safer Place.
• Review and update your household Bushfire Survival Plan.