Hot, dry conditions put parts of State on high alert

As parts of the State entered peak fire warning status, RACQ has reminded Queenslanders to make sure they have a family evacuation plan in place.

The Courier Mail reported severe fire warnings had been issued by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services with the heatwave leading to severe fire danger from the Central Coalfield region to the Granite Belt. 

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross it was vital people in areas of high risk were prepared to respond if their property was under fire threat.

“Now’s the time to make sure your roof, gutters and yard are clear of dry or green waste,” Ms Ross said. 

“It’s also really important you and the family get together to make sure you have a fully stocked emergency kit and have a plan for what you’ll do if you need to suddenly leave. 

“It’s also important you make your insurance is up to date so you know you’re covered.”