What does a total fire ban mean?

Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, WA by @MunrosMakingMemories via Instagram
Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, WA by @MunrosMakingMemories via Instagram

Relaxing around an open fire is one of the joys of camping. However, after horrific fires across QLD and NSW, it is time to put out a plea to all our readers to please follow fire regulations wherever you are in Australia.

Firies were working around the clock due to an abandoned campfire near Red Canyon, Teewah Beach. Although much of the Cooloola Recreation Area remains closed, camping is available at Freshwater Camping Area and Inskip Point (QLD sites 211 and 213 in Camps 10 or find them on our App).

Due to the severe weather conditions, a total fire ban is in place locally, and across many National Parks in NSW and QLD.

From the QPWS website: “Open fires are defined as: wood fires that are not fully self-contained, including open campfires and fire in braziers, drums, other open container, and QPWS supplied fire-rings and barbeques. Ash producing fuels, heat bead, Oz-pigs and similar appliance cannot be used during this fire ban.”

Please take heed to what that actually means, and enjoy everything else our camping lifestyle offers, except an open fire whilst it is in place. Let’s hope it rains soon, especially for our farmers.



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