Emergency warnings have been issued for fast-moving fires in southern Queensland. Fire crews are battling multiple fire blazes across the region.
QFEs said the fast-moving fire burning near Primrose Drive will impact Waratah Drive. Superintendent of Queensland Rural Service Wayne Waltisbuhl said six water bombing aircraft called in to extinguish the fire. He added, “We can’t control that fire at the moment.”
Waltisbuhl said resources stretched due to the multiple fires across various areas of southern Queensland.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFEs) have announced that a local fire ban will impose in different areas from Tuesday, Oct 24 to Friday, Oct 27. These areas include Toowoomba, Southern Downs, Western Downs, Goondiwindi, Maranoa, and Balonne Local Government Areas. No light fires will be allowed during the ban.
Cyprus Gardens and Millmerran Woods located about 250 kilometers west of Brisbane have been facing wild blazes. Fast-moving fires have badly damaged the buildings. Authorities have asked residents of this area to leave immediately.
QFEs have established evacuation centers at Tara at the Western Downs Regional Council center and at the Millmerran Showgrounds.
Authorities have also issued for a wild bushfire at Tara along properties between Chinchilla Tara Road, Timothy Road, Weitzels Road, Tara Kogan Road, and Spinifex Road at risk.
Warm conditions are slowing down the firefighting efforts in different parts of the southern Queensland region.
Superintendent Waltisbuhl said authorities were expecting dry conditions with humidity forecast to be under 30 percent. Furthermore, he expressed his concern saying “We are moving into dangerous conditions.”
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