A fire ban at Redlands, Logan Scenic Rim, Brisbane and surrounding areas has been extended to prevent bushfires

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has extended the fire ban through to south-east Queensland to next Friday September 20.

PLIGHT OF WILDLIFE: A burnt koala protects her joey from fires in the Scenic Rim last week.

PLIGHT OF WILDLIFE: A burnt koala protects her joey from fires in the Scenic Rim last week.

The ban includes Scenic Rim, Redlands, Logan, Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Gold Coast, Lockyer Valley and Ipswich areas.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said in a statement the ban was due to conditions being perfect for bushfires to ignite and spread quickly.

"Under a local fire ban all open fires are prohibited and all permits to light fire which have been issued in the designated areas have been cancelled," QFES says.

"Power tools may be used during a local fire ban however QFES encourages people to use these with extreme care and ensure adequate equipment is available to extinguish any fire which may start.

"This may include having a person available to watch out for any ignitions that occur."

Information on fire bans and the exemptions that can apply can be found on the RFS website ruralfire.qld.gov.au.