& # 39; Too late to leave & # 39 ;: Apocalyptic forest fires hit Queensland with hundreds told to seek shelter while & # 39; life-threatening & # 39; storms to houses storms
- Forest fire warning in the Binna Burra region has been upgraded to & # 39; emergency warning & # 39;
- Emergency services said that highly destructive fire will destroy everything in its path
- Water bombing helps the fire brigade with the fire at Binna Burra
- Theater Rim Mayor Greg Christensen between 50 and 100 families are displaced
Residents have been warned to seek shelter while out-of-control forest fires continue to destroy Queensland.
The state fire and emergency services have upgraded their warning of & # 39; staying informed & # 39; to & # 39; emergency warning & # 39; while a huge fire is raging in the Binna Burra region, where locals said it was Sunday & # 39; too late to leave & # 39 ;.
Emergency services said it & # 39; very destructive & # 39; fire will destroy everything in its path and & # 39; threatens all lives & # 39 ;.
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The Queensland fire and emergency services have upgraded their warning of & # 39; staying up to date & # 39; to & # 39; emergency alert & # 39; while a bushfire that got out of hand rages the Binna Burra region
Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said the fire is worrying on the south side near Binna Burra
& # 39; We have never seen this before in history, the fire brigade has never been so serious in early spring & # 39 ;, said Andrew Sturgess, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) inspector.
QFES Assistant Commissioner Kevin Walsh gave residents a separate warning that burned logs are still an active threat, as the wind is paying attention.
& # 39; We still have a very dynamic fire situation in and around Binna Burra, because the fires were created on top of the comb and moved to the other side. We are still very in a defensive mode & # 39 ;, he said Gold Coast Bulletin.
Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said the fire is worrying on the south side near Binna Burra.
& # 39; It is still uncontrolled because the terrain is wilderness terrain and there is no reasonable safe access for people to manage it & # 39 ;, said Mr. Christensen.
Water bombing helps the fire brigade with the fire at Binna Burra.
The fires, much out of hand, have destroyed at least 20 properties, with authorities saying that the number is likely to increase as soon as damaged areas can be inspected.
Mr. Christensen said he believed that between 50 and 100 families were displaced.
Considerable livestock has also been lost.
The fires, much out of hand, have destroyed at least 20 properties, with authorities saying that the number is likely to increase as soon as damaged areas can be inspected
Water bombing helps the fire brigade with the fire at Binna Burra
Many residents of Stanthorpe and Applethorpe were evacuated Friday from the path of the fast-moving bushfire, and people in Applethorpe evacuated again on Saturday.
QFES assistant commissioner Megan Stiffler told them Saturday that they would not have the fire under control by Monday.
& # 39; We have hard days ahead and all night to protect all sides of this fire, & # 39; she said.
In Stanthorpe, residents have brought food to the show places for people in need and offered homes for the displaced on the Stanthorpe Facebook page.
Lydia Wullems reported that they were now stored for everyone in need.
& # 39; Food, breakfast, packed lunches, dinner, water, tea, coffee, etc. Or a chat. There is so much food here! Thank you everyone for your great donations! Special thanks to Woolworths for providing food and all the great volunteers .. & # 39;
Authorities have praised affected residents for following advice, but have warned of complacency
Authorities have praised affected residents for following advice, but have warned of complacency.
Weather officials said they did not expect any delay until Wednesday due to the hot and windy conditions that fueled the fires and that there was little chance of rain.
Mr. Sturgess said that the dangerous conditions of the spring fire should be considered as a & # 39; omen & # 39; or & # 39; warning & # 39; for the damage that forest fires can cause in the northeastern state during the summer months of December, January and February.
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