Firefighters in Queensland are expecting another five days of exceptionally hot and dry weather. There are 130 fires currently burning, with about seven of them described as fast moving and significant.
Hundreds of firefighters have arrived from New South Wales and other areas to lend a hand.
An evacuation order remains in place for Deepwater, while a number of areas including Dalrymple Heights, Winfield, Carmila and Captain Creek are being urged to “stay informed”.
Record temperatures are forecast for Longreach in excess of 45 C (113 F) in the coming days before the heatwave is expected to move down to the southeast next week.
The premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has been monitoring the situation closely and is helping to spread important information to the residents of her state.
Thank you everyone for obeying authorities in fire affected areas.
I urge you to keep doing that. Today’s situation is changing rapidly from hour to hour in many different communities.
So please listen to ABC radio & follow @QldFES & @QldPolice constant updates. pic.twitter.com/rCQaf3Yuae
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) November 29, 2018