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AustraliaBushfire burns out-of-control west of the Gold Coast

05:50  04 september  2019
05:50  04 september  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

Total fire ban for South East Queensland with hot, windy weather forecast

Total fire ban for South East Queensland with hot, windy weather forecast A total fire ban will come into place from midnight across much of South East Queensland with warm, dry and windy conditions forecast tomorrow. © 9News A bushfire burns at Mt Mee. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe fire danger warning for the Southeast Coast, Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. South-westerly winds will bring a warm and dry air mass, creating severe fire conditions in the hottest part of the day. Multiple fires are already burning across the region tonight. Backburning operations are underway at Mount Mee, north of Brisbane, to contain a fire near McLean Road.

The 2015–16 Australian bushfire season was the most destructive bushfire season in terms of property loss since the 2008–09 Australian bushfire season

The 2017–18 Australian bushfire season was expected to have above normal bushfire risks with an elevated fire risk for the most of eastern and south Australian coastal areas. Australia had experienced its warmest winter on record and the ninth driest winter on record leaving dry fuel loads across much

Residents west of the Gold Coast have been warned to prepare to leave their homes as out-of-control bushfire burns at Sarabah.

Firefighters are working to contain the blaze, burning near Rowe Road and travelling south-easterly towards Upper Coomera Road, and near Curtis Road, travelling in a north-easterly direction.

As searing temperatures set in across much of South East Queensland, authorities have warned conditions could get worse and Sarabah residents need to be ready to leave the area or follow their bushfire survival plan.

Gold Coast hinterland bushfire worries firefighters amid scorching weather

Gold Coast hinterland bushfire worries firefighters amid scorching weather Aerial water bombers join firefighters who are battling to keep a bushfire away from homes and properties near Canungra, west of the Gold Coast as the blaze intensifies.

A bushfire at Kemps Creek, west of Sydney was brought under control by firefighters on Friday (November 8) after it had earlier threatened homes and

Bushfire is one of the most devastating threats facing our community every year. The annual bushfire season on the Gold Coast runs from September through Although out of our control , we encourage and educate other natural land-holders, public and private, to be vigilant in their bushfire preparations.

Bushfire burns out-of-control west of the Gold Coast © 9News Residents have been told to prepare to leave. Bushfire burns out-of-control west of the Gold Coast © 9News Smoke haze from the blaze is affecting much of the Gold Coast.

Much of the Gold Coast has been affected by the smoke haze from the blaze.

The warm, dry weather is expected to persist for the next 48 hours.

A total fire ban is in place across much of South East Queensland and will remain until at least midnight Friday.

Town battles bushfire emergency while cut off from telephone services.
The Queensland town of Linville was left completely isolated as the flames raged towards it because phone lines had been downed and mobile reception does not exist.

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