Update 2018-11-28 (2): The cities of Gracemere and Stanwell in Queensland declared a state of emergency. The residents were evacuated. So far there are no reports of casualties.
Update 2018-11-28 (1): Thousands of people were evacuated in north-eastern Australia because of the bush fires on Wednesday (28 November). The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe fire danger warning for the Central Coast and Whitsundays areas in Queensland.
AFP, Bureau of Meteorology
2018-11-26: According to reports from Monday (26 November), hundreds of people had to evacuate due to about 40 bush fires burning across Queensland. The largest blaze is about 50 kilometres long and located in the Deepwater National Park. The fire began on Saturday (24 November) and is expected to remain a threat in coming days due to strong winds and a recent heatwave. Most of the other bush fires are being contained.
Travellers need to anticipate local road closures and should inform themselves about the current situation before undertaking overland journeys. Warnings and instructions of local authorities and media should be strictly followed.