Australia Ipswich fire destroys one home, threatens more properties as temperatures in the south-east hit 40C

07:35  07 december  2019
07:35  07 december  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Queensland’s south - east coast, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, and the Wide Bay and Burnett districts were under a severe fire conditions warning for Almost the entire coastal area of NSW and much of the state’s north-east have a severe fire danger rating for Friday. Total fire bans will be in

A fast-moving blaze at Ipswich sparked by a house fire is now threatening other properties with nearby residents urged to leave immediately.

The house where the fire started appeared to be completely destroyed but Queensland Ambulance said no-one inside was injured.

An emergency warning has been issued by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) for people in the nearby parts of Bundamba and North Booval.

QFES said a the fire had already caused a shipping container containing fireworks to explode.

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Temperatures in many parts of Queensland were forecast to soar on Thursday, with Brisbane expecting 36C and Ipswich as high as 39C. The south - east of the state was blanketed in smoke in many parts, as Sydney and large parts of NSW faced the “longest period” of air pollution on record.

A water-bombing helicopter was brought in to fight the grass fire sparked by the blaze.

Temperatures at nearby Amberley had hit 41 degrees Celsius. Brisbane was forecast to reach 39C today.

The Bureau of Meteorology said today's conditions would be very similar to Friday's, which saw fire activity pick up late in the afternoon and early evening.

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"It's a bit of a carbon copy unfortunately with a severe fire weather warning again for the Darling Downs, the south-east coast and the Wide Bay-Burnett," senior forecaster David Crock said.

"We might see some severe fire dangers extending up into the Central Highlands as well where there is a couple of fires and into the eastern part of the Maranoa.

"Still very hot, still incredibly dry and more south-westerly winds again." QFES State Coordinator Wayne Waltisbuhl said the state wasn't out of the woods yet.

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The Gospers Mountain fire has burned through more 250,700 hectares of the the Wollemi, Yengo and By Friday morning the blazes had all been downgraded, with six fires in the state at watch and act Emergency crews were on alert amid concern that properties have been lost to a fast-moving

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"It is probably going to be a worse day than yesterday now, we feel," he said.

"Any current fire that is going is going to cause us some grief today still, and then we have to anticipate where the next fire could be.

"These are conditions that we have not experienced before. These are new fire behaviours that are happening.

"You think you got it all wrapped up, you've tidied up, you've mopped up and then the wind picks up drops a spark over the top of you." The bushfires are also causing air quality in the south-east to suffer.

Brisbane City Council's air quality index site shows most areas are currently very poor —the lowest level on its scale. A rural fire service based at Woodhill, near Logan, said their efforts were hampered by someone stealing their water.

"This water refills our trucks late at night to ensure they are ready to respond again at a moment's notice," the Woodhill Fire Brigade said on Facebook.

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The NSW Rural Fire service issued a total fire ban covering more than half of the state, including Bush fires are threatening properties in Tathra. In Victoria, homes were destroyed as firefighters battling fierce winds worked to contain a cluster of fires burning out of control in the state's south -west.

' Much of southern Queensland will see temperatures in the low to mid 40s with Brisbane forecast to hit 39C and Ipswich potentially reaching 43C,' Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Sam Campbell said. While temperatures aren't tipped to get any higher than 31C in the city on Sunday

"Your theft of thousands of litres of water now means our volunteer firefighters, after long days and nights, have to travel significantly further and spend more time filling trucks before they can return to their families."

Keeping cool at the pool Families in Brisbane's inner-south flocked to the re-opened Langlands Park Memorial Pool at Stones Corner to beat the heat. Hannah and her sister Noa made the most of the pool.

"It's great, otherwise I'd be a giant puddle of meltedness," Hannah said.

Andrew Kassianos said his family were planning to spend a few hours at the pool.

"It's just great to get out of the house and the heat."

On Friday, beachgoers quickly came to regret their decision to head outdoors as the mercury approached 40C in some parts of the state.

"It is so hot at the beach, my thongs are burning even though I'm still on the sand — as it flicks up it's burning my feet," 14-year-old Toby Buchanan said. He and his brother Andrew were visiting Miami Beach on the Gold Coast from Brisbane, but they concluded it was "too hot" on the shore.

"We want the beach to be hot but, like, not this hot," Andrew said.

They said they would have preferred to go swimming in their apartment pool instead of dealing with the elements. Likewise, seven-year-old William Pocock from Burleigh said he felt "really warm" in the 35-degree heat but was thankful for the "big waves".

When I've been in the water I come out to warm back up, but when I get really hot I go back in [to the water]," he said.

"I think I'll come 20 times it's so hot."

Friends Luca McGilly, Tianna Spresian and Bridie West, who were celebrating the start of school holidays, said the beach was very crowded on Friday.

"It was really crowded and there were a lot of people yelling, it was noisy," 12-year-old Luca said.

"We were all really surprised because it's never that busy."

But the girls said they were keen to make the most of it.

"It's been very hot and this morning when we all woke up we were all sweating, but when we got in the water it was much more refreshing," Luca said.

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