Rhonda Anderson evacuates herself and her horse to safety near Mount Larcom, Queensland, Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Fire conditions in the area are rated as potentially catastrophic with 140 fires burning around the state. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)
WHAT'S BURNING IN QUEENSLAND?
- There are no emergency level fires currently burning in Queensland but 105 blazes continue to burn state wide, down from almost 200 on Thursday
- Watch and act alerts remain in place in parts of central and north Queensland
- The community of Gracemere, near Rockhampton, has been saved after 8000 people were forced to evacuate on Wednesday
- The blaze around Deepwater is now again burning within containment lines
WHAT THE WEATHER HAS IN STORE:
- Hot and dry conditions will continue on Thursday
- Winds have eased but remain fresh and gusty
- A severe fire danger warning is current for Queensland's Central Coast and Whitsundays district
IS EVERYONE OKAY?
- There are no reports of serious injuries
- At least four homes are confirmed destroyed at Deepwater
- Others have been lost at Finch Hatton, west of Mackay
- No reports of homes lost at Gracemere
- Authorities admit they haven't yet got a clear idea of the scale of the damage statewide
-Residents of Mount Larcom west of Gladstone will be allowed back to their homes later today after police and fire crews ensure it is safe to do so.
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