Residents in parts of Queensland have been ordered to evacuate as bushfires continue to burn across the state. Homes and businesses have been devastated by the fires, leading to the evacuation of thousands of people. Evacuation orders are in place for residents in the towns of Stanthorpe and Inglewood, as well as for residents in the rural areas of Glen Aplin, Applethorpe, and Severnlea.
Warnings have also been issued for residents in the towns of Warwick, Goondiwindi, and Allora.
The fires resulted from a convergence of elements, including arid conditions, strong winds, and lightning activity.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) constitutes… urging residents to stay informed about the latest fire conditions and to follow evacuation orders if they are issued.
QFES Commissioner Greg Leach said that the fires are “hazardous” and that residents should “not take any risks.”
“If you are told to evacuate, please do so immediately,” Commissioner Leach said.
“Don’t wait until it’s too late.”
The QFES has set up a number of evacuation centers across the state where residents can go for assistance.
The fires are expected to continue to burn for several days, and residents are urged to stay tuned to the latest fire conditions.