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Australia Three homes, five other buildings lost in southern Queensland bushfire

00:31  06 december  2019
00:31  06 december  2019 Source:   brisbanetimes.com.au

Fears two buildings lost as bushfire rages south-west of Toowoomba

  Fears two buildings lost as bushfire rages south-west of Toowoomba There are 46 Queensland bushfires and an evacuation order remains for Cypress Gardens and Forest Ridge in the Toowoomba region.Evacuated residents have spent the night in temporary accommodation as an out-of-control bushfire continues to threaten their communities in Queensland's Toowoomba region.

Queensland Fire and Rescue said the fire is expected to affect visibility and air quality in the area. Residents in Woodgate, south of Bundaberg in Residents living in the vicinity of a concerning bushfire , burning north of Toowoomba, have been told to prepare to leave their homes as conditions

Information: A fire or other emergency has started in the area however it has not reached the level required for an official warning. PATROLLED: Fire is at a stage where firefighting resources are only required for patrol purposes to ensure the fire is safe.

a tree in the middle of a forest: Scorched bushland at Cypress Gardens in southern Queensland.© Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Scorched bushland at Cypress Gardens in southern Queensland.

Three houses, four sheds and another rural building have been severely damaged or destroyed by a bushfire that has torn through southern Queensland over the past two days.

A total of 47 bushfires was burning across the state on Friday morning and 35 water-bombing aircraft were on standby to support firefighters, but there were no urgent evacuation warnings in place.

The blaze at Millmerran, about 75 kilometres south-west of Toowoomba, burnt out of control for much of Thursday and an urgent evacuation order remained in place for most of the day as well.

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At least one home lost on NSW south coast as an out-of-control bushfire burned in Forrestdale A fire at Three Mile, in the Hawkesbury region north-west of Sydney, remained out of control and at a Sydney was ringed by bushfires on Tuesday with thick smoke settling in the city’s basin, blown from

Fire service warns more properties could be lost in Castle Forbes Bay area as crews battle multiple blazes across the state.

The fire service downgraded the warning to "prepare to leave" and police revoked their emergency declaration overnight, allowing firefighters to get into the area and conduct damage assessments.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokeswoman said the buildings hit by the Millmerran fire were in Cypress Gardens and Forest Ridge, about 75 kilometres south-west of Toowoomba.

QFES state coordinator Wayne Waltisbuhl told ABC Radio Brisbane two homes, three sheds and another rural building were confirmed destroyed while another house and another shed were either severely damaged or destroyed, pending damage assessments.

The Millmerran blaze has blackened almost 1200 hectares and forced residents to flee their homes.

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Queensland Ambulance said members of its crew were evaluating the health of the individuals after they became stuck at Rainbow falls in Blackdown Tableland National Park in Meanwhile, residents of another Queensland town under threat from bushfire have been told it is too late to leave the area.

Terri Langley was about to start baking a birthday cake for her husband when a dangerous bushfire raced towards her Forest Ridge home on Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs Langley and her husband Stephen rushed to pack their dogs in the car and flee their home, which was "right smack-bang in the middle of it all".

"I have heard on the grapevine that our home is OK, I don't know though, we won't know until we get there and that is the heartbreaking issue," Mrs Langley said.

"I know that some of our neighbours' properties have burnt to the ground."

She described the paralysing "sheer terror" she felt when she looked outside to see smoke swelling above her home, after the town's emergency siren began to blare about 2pm on Wednesday.

"I was terrified, absolutely terrified. I have never been through anything like this in my life before," she said.

"I was frightened to the point I could barely make a decision, I was running around and around in circles, saying to my husband 'what are we going to do?'. It was horrible."

NSW bushfires continue wrath across state, with more homes at risk, smoke danger

  NSW bushfires continue wrath across state, with more homes at risk, smoke danger Fierce bushfires continue to encroach on homes in NSW, as thick smoke blankets Sydney again for the fourth day in a row. © ABC News The fire at Wisemans Ferry is burning very close to properties. At least one home has been engulfed by the Three Mile fire in the Wisemans Ferry area on Sydney's northern outskirts, with other buildings under immediate threat. Firefighters are battling the Three Mile blaze on the north side of the Hawkesbury which continues to intensify.Smoke from the blaze, which is burning across more than 5,800 hectares is billowing across the city.

Initially, five fires started in the area amid hot temperatures and low humidity. Wind gusts of up to 90 km/h pushed the main fire straight towards the ocean and directly into Firefighters in NSW bushfire zone dance in the rain in touching video. Several killed in Albania as earthquake tears down buildings .

Some of the buildings destroyed were holiday homes . Mr Andrews said financial grants had already been issued to help those who had lost their The disaster is the latest of a string of bushfires to hit Victoria and other states in recent weeks. In 2009, Victoria witnessed Australia's worst ever bushfire

The heatwave arrived in eastern Queensland on Friday, with the mercury expected to go as high as 12 degrees above average and create severe fire conditions.

The Bureau of Meteorology expects the heat to peak on Friday and Saturday, before maximum temperatures plummet by as much as eight degrees in some cities on Sunday.

Brisbane was set for a top of 36 degrees on Friday and 38 on Saturday, before dropping to 32 on Sunday.

Ipswich was expecting a maximum of 41 degrees on Friday, 43 on Saturday and only 36 on Sunday.

The Lockyer Valley town of Gatton was predicted to hit 41 degrees on Friday, 43 on Saturday and down to 38 on Sunday.

The Scenic Rim town of Beaudesert was forecast to reach 41 degrees on Friday, 42 on Saturday, before diving to 36 on Sunday.

Nerang on the Gold Coast was going to be slightly cooler, with a top of 37 degrees on Friday and Saturday and only 32 on Sunday.

It was a similar story for Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, with a maximum of 36 degrees on Friday, 37 on Saturday and plummeting to 30 on Sunday.

Community near Toowoomba urged to seek shelter as bushfire approaches .
Residents of Forest Ridge at Millmerran near Toowoomba have been urged to seek shelter as a large fire approaches. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services warns the large and dangerous fire is burning in Forest Ridge and Cypress Gardens. It is expected to impact Paddys Creek Road and the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and Paddys Creek Road imminently.Residents of Cypress Gardens are still being urged to evacuate, but it is now too dangerous for those in Forest Ridge.© 9News Buildings seen close to a fire front of the Millmerran blaze.

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