RAGING BUSHFIRES THREATEN AUSTRALIAN TOWNS AS FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE BLAZE Two people have been killed and dozens of homes destroyed in early fire season
Two people have been killed and dozens of homes destroyed in bushfires raging across Australia’s northern Queensland state.
Residents have been told to evacuate from two massive bushfires in the southeast portion of Queensland, even as dozens of fires continue to burn across the state where at least 45 homes have been destroyed and two people killed since last week.
The early start to fire season comes as Australia recorded its driest September on record and the weather bureau forecast months of hot weather and below average rainfall ahead.
More than 7,500 hectares (18,500 acres) are burning out of control in the neighbouring state of New South Wales, only 25 miles from one of the Queensland fires.