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Australian Fire Update

FireThe ABC reports on the worsening fire conditions in Queensland:

About 100 homes are under threat in central Queensland where a large bushfire continues to burn out of control.

A fast-moving blaze is travelling in worsening conditions toward buildings on the fringe of Frenchville, near Mount Archer National Park on the outskirts of Rockhampton.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) officials say the fire is moving erratically, with structures likely to be burnt in addition to one home lost overnight.

Strong winds are hampering efforts by more than 100 firefighters to contain the blaze and helicopter water bombing continues.

South of there on the coast near Brooms Head in New South Wales they hope to be able to contain the most threatening fire today, as the weather conditions have been better than in the North.

Across the country the Broome fire in Western Australia isn’t a direct threat to people or property, but the fire has burned 260 miles² to date and they suspect it was deliberately set.

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