Brisbane swelters as fires rage across the state
Parts of Queensland are expected to reach 39 degrees as firefighters battle about 50 blazes across the state.
Brisbane is set to reach 37 degrees while Ipswich and Beaudesert can expect tops of 39.
There are 47 active fires in Queensland, with residents in Clumber, south of Boonah, evacuated last night.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued extreme fire danger warnings for the Darling Downs, Granite Belt and Southeast Coast District.
⚠️Enhanced #fire dangers today across much of Qld, as a surface trough brings dry, strong and gusty westerly winds. Fire weather warnings are in place for much of #SEQld. For information on Fire Bans visit the Rural Fire Service web page: https://t.co/wwfqyvS5Qj pic.twitter.com/OboG7ZPIqW
— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) November 7, 2019
Queensland Fire & Emergency Service Spokesperson Superintendent James Haig tells Ross Greenwood they are most worried about a fire north of Noosa.
“It’s an extremely dangerous situation.
“We’re expecting the winds to persist through the night.”
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