Park rangers like John McQueeney are keeping an eye on the controlled burns and fire conditions in National Parks.
Park rangers like John McQueeney are keeping an eye on the controlled burns and fire conditions in National Parks. John McCutcheon

Fire experts warn campers to be safe

WITH Christmas school holidays approaching, campers are encouraged to obey fire safety instructions whilst staying in National Parks.

Environment minister Leeanne Enoch said it was critical visitors to our National Parks listened to directions from fire experts.

"It is extremely important that campers follow the direction of firefighters, rangers and other agencies, for their own safety, and the safety of our hard-working firefighters,” she said.

"As the state is being impacted by these unprecedented bushfires, our Government's priority is the safety of Queenslanders.”

Ms Enoch said it was vital people used common sense and heed warnings.

There have been recent reports of campers refusing to leave an area after rangers asked them to move due to a high fire risk.

"If anyone is camping in Queensland, it is important that they keep up to date on the fire conditions and warnings,” Ms Enoch said.

"Make sure you obey signage, barriers and directions of authorities.”

For the most up to date information of which walking tracks have been closed due to fire dangers, visit the National Parks website.


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