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Hundreds ordered to evacuate as fire savages Queensland’s central coast

Macquarie National News

Firefighters are battling to save dozens of homes on the central Queensland coast, as a heatwave sweeps across the state.

Hundreds of people have been ordered to leave their homes in communities halfway between Bundaberg and Gladstone.

Properties around Deepwater, Baffle Creek, Rules Beach and Oyster Creek are under threat.

Strong winds are expected to push flames towards homes throughout Tuesday.

17,000 hectares of land has already been scorched by the fire.

100 New South Wales Rural Fire Service volunteers are joining the effort.

Victorian firefighters also expected to provide their support.

Image: Twitter/@QldFES

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