REVIEW YOUR PLANS:  South Burnett rural inspector Marty Taylor urges families to be smart this holiday season.
REVIEW YOUR PLANS: South Burnett rural inspector Marty Taylor urges families to be smart this holiday season. Claudia Williams

Families encouraged to review holiday plans

SOUTH Burnett families are being encouraged to review their Christmas holiday plans with the threat of bushfires to continue through the festive season.

South Burnett rural inspector Marty Taylor said he is working with crews and intelligence on a co-ordinated approach for the region with the current conditions to continue for up to eight weeks, up to Christmas and beyond.

"Review where you are going to go for holiday and still keep your bushfire action plan in place,” he said.

Mr Taylor said visitors need to be aware of their surroundings especially where there is only one road in and out with forest on each side.

Donna Brown is the disaster management officer for the South Burnett regional council and liaises with the Queensland Fire Emergency Services during emergency situations to ensure the safety of the people in the region.

"If we see or hear of a fire somewhere we can get the number of people that are holidaying their with a click of our fingers by ringing the dam controllers and make sure that everyone is safe,” she said.

Mr Taylor encourages residents to continue to be vigilant this summer.

"It is not to late to prepare your house by cleaning out your gutters, getting rid of all the things around the house, keeping your grass short have your bushfire plans ready,” he said.