Week brings slight ease in Qld fire danger

Monday will be challenging, but conditions will ease later in the week for Queensland fire crews.
Monday will be challenging, but conditions will ease later in the week for Queensland fire crews.

A fire danger rating will remain very high for large parts of Queensland on Monday but ease again into the week.

The state's Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders area will feel the worst of conditions that have fuelled fires for months on end, with the Bureau of Meteorology's rating there set at severe.

Conditions did ease over Sunday, meaning a number of fires that caused chaos late in the week were brought under control and scaled back.

A watch and act warning was in place for a bushfire burning in the Burrum Coast National Park late on Sunday, while fires at Mount Stanley, Redbank Creek, Patrick Estate on the edge of Lake Wivenhoe and Cypress Gardens carried an advice alert.

Fire danger ratings across the state will ease further on Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing a little relief for exhausted fire crews.

Australian Associated Press