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Extreme Fire Risk Warning For Queensland

Rural Queensland residents are being urged to take extra care with very high fire danger conditions forecast across the southwest region.

The heightened risk of bushfires this week follows a prolonged dry period between Warwick, Stanthorpe and Inglewood.

Rural Fire Service director Tim Chittenden says any unnecessary activity that could spark a fire should be avoided.

A devastating blaze could be ignited by a spark from a power tool, heat from tractor exhaust or a flicked cigarette butt, he warned.

"Any fire that starts when the land is this dry will travel quickly, will be unpredictable and very difficult to control," Mr Chittenden said.

AAP

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