Queensland fire rescue authorities issue watch and act warning

Authorities have issued a watch and act warning for a “large fast-moving fire” burning 120km northwest of Brisbane.

The Queensland Fire Emergency Service said the blaze was travelling from Gregors Creek, north of Toogoolawah, towards Richter Road with residents in the area told to prepare to leave.

“Conditions could get worse quickly,” the warning declared.

“Firefighters are working to contain the fire, however you should not expect a firefighter at your door. Firefighting aircraft may assist ground crews.”

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Camera IconQFES issues watch and act warning for blaze northwest of Brisbane Credit: Supplied

The emergency authorities said there was no current threat to property but warned the fire was likely to impact the community in the coming hours.

“Embers may impact properties. Try to extinguish embers quickly,” QFES said, warning roads may be closed and air quality could cause health risks to residents.

For the latest information on the fire, visit QFES here.

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