BUSHFIRES: Nanango member Deb Frecklington urges the community to be vigilant in preparing their properties for bushfire emergencies.
BUSHFIRES: Nanango member Deb Frecklington urges the community to be vigilant in preparing their properties for bushfire emergencies. Tom Gillespie

Fire season is only just beginning

FIREFIGHTERS have had a busy start to the Queensland bushfire season.

Nanango member Deb Frecklington thanked them for protecting the South Burnett and Somerset regions from the recent bushfires.

"Our firefighters worked incredibly hard over the last week and have done a wonderful job protecting our local communities,” she said.

The bushfire is only just beginning and the crews have a long job ahead, Ms Frecklington said.

"I urge everyone to remain vigilant over the next few months and prepare their houses and backyards in case of an emergency,” she said.

"It could be as simple as clearing leaves, twigs, bark and debris from roofs and gutters, and trimming low-lying branches around the home or yard.”

People are also urged to have a Bushfire Survival Plan in place, outlining what action they will take to protect their family and property if a fire threatens.

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