Fears over monster inferno
AN unpredictable and dangerous bushfire that claimed more than a dozen houses and sheds is continuing to burn on multiple fronts in central Queensland.
The massive 14km-wide blaze is burning from Cobraball toward Lake Mary, Bungundarra and Maryvale in the Yeppoon hinterland.
Another “leave immediately” order was issued yesterday afternoon, with emergency services warning the blaze is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
Livingstone Shire Council Mayor Bill Ludwig said the out-of-control blaze is one of most dangerous and unpredictable fires the region had seen. “This is a fire with multiple fronts,” he told AAP.
“There’s a front heading to the north, two heading to the east in different locations and one heading to the south and another the west.”
Overnight the fire burned 16 structures, including homes, as ember attacks lit fires 200 metres in advance of the firefront. Sheds and farming equipment have also been lost.