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65 Blazes Alight Across Queensland

There are currently around 65 fires burning across the state.

97 properties have been assessed, 47 have been reported as damaged or destroyed according to Acting Premier Jackie Trad.  

One structure has been completely destroyed.  

One fire has been confirmed as having been deliberately lit.  That is the fire at Pimpama.  Police said 'very young children' were responsible for that blaze.  

It won't be until Wednesday until we can see bushfire danger ratings go back to 'high' she added.  

The QFES warned that local fire bans are in place.

The conditions on Monday will be testing for firefighters. The Sarabah fire, in the Canungra area on the Gold Coast, continues to be a concern.

He said there are other significant fires across the state including at Linville, Hawkwood, Mount Archer and Mount Larcom fires remain significant fires but are contained.

The warning for the Mount Archer blaze remains Stay Informed.  

Richard Wardle from the Bureau of Meteorology said 'very high fire danger ratings' will continue on Monday and into Tuesday.

Wind speeds will also increase to as high as 80km/hr especially in the southern Darling Downs.  

He warned that the dry air is penetrating deep into the tropical north, which is expected to generate 'very high danger warnings' especially along the North Coast, including in Townsville and Cairns, the Atherton Tablelands and even Cape York.  

By Michelle Price