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Qld counts cost of catastrophic bushfires

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A supplied image obtained on Friday, November 30, 2018, shows a firefighters working to control a bushfire in Deepwater, Central Queensland. (AAP Image/QFES Media)

Queensland's heatwave has finally broken, raising hopes bushfire evacuees will soon be able to return to their homes.

On day 10 of the crisis, crews are still battling more than 100 fires across the state.

But cooler, less volatile conditions have given fire fighters the chance to strengthen containment lines and get the upper hand.

Severe storms swept some bushfire ravaged areas on Monday evening, a mixed blessing as they cooled things down but also delivered gusty winds.

Authorities are continuing to monitor several of the most serious fires including one on North Stradbroke Island, off Brisbane, and another at Lowmead in central Queensland.

That blaze is near the site of the Deepwater blaze that sparked the crisis, and saw residents flee their homes more than a week ago.

But the good news is there's no immediate threat to property or lives.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner Mark Roche says the situation is improving quickly, but also warned the danger wasn't yet over and asked evacuees to be patient.

"We are still expecting very high fire weather conditions over the next day," he told the Nine Network on Tuesday.

"The conditions are easing but we still need to be aware that we are not over this hump just yet."

He said fire crews wanted to get people back into their homes as soon as possible, but there was still a lot of work to do to make sure they could do it safely.

"It does take time. Work with us. Work with the other authorities. Listen to the advice that has been provided," he urged displaced people.

Authorities hope to provide an update on the scale of the damage later in the day.

"There have been houses lost, sheds, farm equipment, livelihoods, and it really is a very sad time for those families," Fire Commissioner Katarina Carroll told reporters on Monday.

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