Continuing dry and windy conditions

Continuing dry and windy conditions

Queensland bushfires rage in Binna Burra, Stanthorpe and Applethorpe as firefighters face hot, windy conditions

Posted on 09.09.2019

Firefighters are continuing to face potentially catastrophic, hot and windy conditions as they battle bushfires across Queensland with at least 20 structures destroyed in the last two days.

Dozens of fires are burning across the state, with residents evacuated from Beechmont and Binna Burra in the Gold Coast hinterland and Stanthorpe and Applethorpe in the Granite Belt.

Applethorpe, where a dry westerly wind is worsening conditions, is presenting the most concern for authorities at this stage.

Authorities confirmed at least 11 structures have been lost in the Binna Burra fire.

Seven structures have also destroyed near Stanthorpe, with one at Sarabah on Friday and another near Mareeba in north Queensland was lost on Thursday.

An earlier watch and act warning for a bushfire burning at Binna Burra, in mountainous terrain south of Canungra through the Lamington National Park, has been downgraded to advice.


Key points:

  • A watch and act warning is in place for Beechmont township, threatened by the Binna Burra fire
  • Watch and act warnings are also in place for Applethorpe and Stanthorpe, including the Summit
  • The weather bureau says conditions have eased overnight but winds continue to hamper efforts

Attention

There is no rain forecast for the next few days, with the BOM reporting very high fire danger over the central, eastern and northern parts of Queensland.

Source
ABC News

 

 

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