Residents urged to evacuate as bushfires burn in Queensland

Residents urge바카라사이트d to evacuate as bushfires burn in Queensland

By Lisa Tingle

The state government is under increasing pressure to declare mandatory evacuation orders for communities that were badly hit by bushfires in Queensland’s west.

More than 1,500 residents are under evacuation orders as they prepare to leave their homes, but the State Government has said it is willing to accept the threat to evacuation orders if there is a chance of bushfire danger in the area.

A spokeswoman said the government has consulted with local government leaders and residents in the region.

“All state and federal government agencies have been in communication since the beginning of the fire season, and have responded to the community conce바카라rns,” the spokeswoman said.

“The State Government has accepted that the community concerns are based in part on current weather and conditions, as the fire season is currently forecast to be very dry, however, the State Government has agreed to accept the risk of fire danger on its end when we may need to ta바카라사이트ke other action with respect to evacuation, provided there is a risk of a fire in the community area of concern.”

In a statement, Ms Tingle said the state has an “urgent need” to be ready for the bushfires.

“It’s a time when the world’s largest population centers have been impacted, as well as a time of concern for those affected,” she said.

Ms Tingle said the fires continued in much of the Queensland bush for more than a week before the State Government declared emergency conditions in August, when it asked residents to prepare for evacuation, or until it could assess the effect on bushfires and areas in preparation.

Topics: fires, fire-management, disasters-and-accidents, emergency-incidents, qld

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