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Qld bushfires: what you need to know


Qld bushfires: what you need to know.

Firefighters in Queensland are battling more than 20 blazes on Friday in one of the worst starts to the state's bushfire season.


* More than 100 firefighters were on the ground on Friday morning. NSW has sent 50 firefighters to help out.

* A large bushfire in difficult terrain at Sarabah, inland from the Gold Coast, is causing most concern. People have been told to leave because conditions will get worse on Friday afternoon.

* The Sarabah fire is expected to impact Darlington Range Road, Climax Court, Limerick Drive, Coral Court, Bode Court and Shay Place mid afternoon on Friday. About 20 people are already at a camp ground in Canungra.

* Further north, a house was destroyed in a very fast grassfire near Mareeba on Thursday but no one was hurt.

* Northwest of Brisbane, people near Hawkwood are being told to prepare to leave.


* Strong gusty winds, temperatures in the mid-30s and very low humidity are creating very dangerous conditions.

* Winds up to 95 km/h are expected in the southwest in areas including Goondiwindi, St George, Hebel, Bollon, Mungindi and Dirranbandi.

* The Maranoa and Warrego and the Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts are facing extreme fire danger.

* Communities are on the edge in these districts which could still face possible catastrophic fire danger levels in some pockets.

* In the Southern Downs, where the country is bone dry, a vegetation fire has begun near Wallangarra.

* Severe fire danger warnings are in place for the Central Highlands and Coalfields district, Wide Bay and Burnett, and the southeast coast.


* It is a hotter than usual start to spring with Brisbane headed for 34C, the Gold Coast 30C, the Sunshine Coast 31C, and Beaudesert 35C.

* Cooler conditions are forecast in coming days but the weather bureau warns the fire danger will remain high until the middle of next week.

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