Region stays alert
THE fire threat may have eased across the Gladstone region but there is no room for residents to become complacent.
A suspension on all fire permits in the area was lifted at midnight as more favourable weather conditions of south-south easterly breezes, showers and possible thunderstorms make their presence in coming days.
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Gladstone Command Inspector Wayne Larkin advised those wanting to light a fire must still go through the process of obtaining a permit application with their local fire warden.
Insp Larkin said it was vital the public still be cautious and remain vigilant with such a huge fuel load within the surrounding area not burned.