Conditions ease amid Qld bushfire chaos

QLD had a brief spell of better conditions, but the fire threat is expected to worsen on Sunday.
QLD had a brief spell of better conditions, but the fire threat is expected to worsen on Sunday.

Fierce bushfires that swept across southeast Queensland and menaced people's homes significantly eased on Sunday.

A watch and act warning is in place for a bushfire burning in the Burrum Coast National Park on Sunday afternoon.

Residents were being told to prepare to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

The fire is located at Goodwood Road, near Foleys Road and Pierson Road, Goodwood and is travelling in a south, south-westerly direction.

An advice warning has been issued for several fires stretching across the southeast corner to the farming town of Kingaroy, 200km north of Brisbane.

Those fires are at Mount Stanley, Redbank Creek, Patrick Estate on the edge of Lake Wivenhoe and Cypress Gardens.

A fire that whipped through Cypress Gardens has claimed swathes of bushland, leaving behind smouldering, blackened stumps.

Conditions have eased off, a spokeswoman for Queensland's Fire and Emergency Services said on Sunday morning.

However the weather was expected to worsen later in the day.

A high fire danger rating is in place for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt to Cape York Peninsula, and will ramp up to severe in the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders on Monday.

Authorities are yet to confirm if one home was destroyed in the Bundamba fire on Saturday.

A shipping container full of fireworks exploded, setting off the pyrotechnic devices, and requiring 35 crews and four aircraft to bring it under control.

An emergency zone declared for the area was lifted by police overnight.

Australian Associated Press