Noosa fire threat to linger over coming months
NOOSA residents have been urged to show extra vigilance over the coming month due to weather conditions elevating the fire risk.
Noosa Council has warned hot, dry conditions across the region would persist for at least the next month.
Noosa Council's local disaster co-ordinator Carl Billingham said in the wake of the recent bushfire events the council has held extensive discussions with the Bureau of Meteorology about the short-term forecast for the region.
"Unfortunately, it's not good," he said.
"Unprecedented hot and dry conditions are forecast for the next month with nil rainfall, making for extremely hazardous conditions.
"We're asking residents not to be complacent as the risk of bushfire is very real. Take extra care over the coming weeks - uphold fire bans and never throw cigarette butts from car windows."
He said the practice was not only dangerous, it was illegal with fines in excess of $5222.
"The likelihood of bushfires remains high so we all need be vigilant and make sure we are all bushfire-ready," Mr Billingham said.
Developing a bushfire survival plan and organising go-bags with essential items such as identification documents, prescription medication and clothes was highly recommended.
Residents were advised to ensure gutters are cleaned and overgrown vegetation cleared and placed in council-provided green waste bins.