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Praise for fire response across Somerset

SOMERSET Mayor Graeme Lehmann has paid tribute to emergency services, volunteers and community groups following another weekend of fires across the region.

Published: 9th December 2019

SOMERSET Mayor Graeme Lehmann has paid tribute to emergency services, volunteers and community groups following another weekend of fires across the region.

Councillor Lehmann said fires impacted areas including Fernvale, Lowood, Esk, Redbank Creek, Patrick Estate, Wivenhoe Pocket, Split Yard Creek, Mt Stanley, Windsor Park Estate, Mt Hallen, Kipper Creek and Sandy Creek.

“Our first responders did a great job dealing with really difficult conditions, particularly on Friday and Saturday,” Cr Lehmann said.

“It’s pleasing to see so many volunteers and community groups involved in the relief, recovery and support efforts.

“The clean up continues throughout the Somerset region, and it’s important that motorists take extra care when driving through burnt out areas and observe reduced speed limits.

“There’s always the danger of fallen and damaged trees, and workers are out conducting safety assessments, which could bring them close to major roads.”

For accurate and up to date information during emergency situations visit newsroom.psba.qld.gov.au/ and sign up for Early Warning Network alerts at somerset.qld.gov.au/ewn.

Updates are also posted at facebook.com/SomersetRegionalCouncil/.

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