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Evacuation ordered for Deepwater bushfire

Residents in the path of the Deepwater bushfire in Queensland have been told to leave and do not return as the blaze rages out of control.

The "extremely large and unpredictable fire" is fast approaching communities in Deepwater, Baffle Creek, Rules Beach and Oyster Creek, QFES said at 7.50pm (AEST) on Friday night.

An evacuation centre has been established at nearby Miriam Vale Community Centre and QFES has warned firefighters may not be able to protect properties from the blaze.

"You should not expect a firefighter at your door," QFES said in a statement.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk visited the evacuation centre earlier on Friday to thank firefighters and launch a Bushfire Appeal to help families affected by the fire disaster.

Some residents have complained about evacuations, with more than 10,000 people told to leave various communities this week as the crisis evolved.

But when the premier was asked about that she said it was still too dangerous for people to return to some communities.

"Just yesterday the winds turned so dramatically - 160 degrees - within a couple of hours and the firefighters on the ground and the volunteers had to deal with this changing, evolving situation that is not only putting their lives at risk, but also others."

The warnings come after a helicopter plucked ten people to safety from the path of another inferno in the state's central region.

The women and children were among about 40 people who had stayed behind at Eungella to help with the firefighting efforts, Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson says.

"A lot of people elected to stay and fight," he told AAP.

Then the fire changed in the dangerous and unpredictable conditions and they decided it was time to get the children and women out.

"The fire is roaring up the hill at Eungella which has been a big shock," the mayor said.

"It just shows how this fire that's been escalating for the last couple of days has just turned nasty on us."

The helicopter was sent to a flat spot on Bees Creek Road in the heart of the Eungella National Park, which has been ringed by fire for days, and took them in two loads to Finch Hatton showgrounds.

People in Broken River, Finch Hatton, Kowari Gorge, Eungella, Dalrymple Heights and Crediton have been told they should be be ready to follow their bushfire plan or prepare to leave as the blaze approaches.

"If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly," the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said.

There have been no lives lost as fires raged in central Queensland this week but 110 are still burning around the state.

QFES Commissioner Katarina Carroll says the difficult and challenging conditions will persist for days.

"We've got a heatwave still with us for the next four days. We've got thunderstorms that interfere with how the fire spreads. We have never seen this in our state before".

Police say they have found no evidence of arson involved in these fires.

But two men were arrested for allegedly attempting to start fires near Rockhampton in two separate incidents on Thursday and Friday.

Weather forecasters say it has been an extraordinary week of widespread and catastrophic fire dangers and a protracted heatwave.

There are some early indications that temperatures in central and northern Queensland may return to being closer to average by Thursday of next week, the weather bureau says.

© AAP 2018