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Raging bushfire rips through national park towards idyllic coastal holiday town – as firefighters warn residents to prepare to flee as conditions worsen

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 11/03/2019 Brett Lackey For Daily Mail Australia

A bushfire is raging through a national park towards a coastal holiday town on Australia's east coast. 

a close up of a tree: A bushfire is raging through a national park towards a coastal holiday town as firefighters have issued an emergency warning for residents to be prepared to flee © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A bushfire is raging through a national park towards a coastal holiday town as firefighters have issued an emergency warning for residents to be prepared to flee

As of Monday night the massive fire is burning south through Burrum Coast National Park, north of Noosa in southeast Queensland.

Residents from the idyllic seaside town Woodgate have been told to be ready to evacuate as conditions for the blaze worsen.

As of Monday night the massive fire is burning south through Burrum Coast National Park, north of Noosa in southeast Queensland © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited As of Monday night the massive fire is burning south through Burrum Coast National Park, north of Noosa in southeast Queensland

'There is a bushfire in Woodgate. You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly,' a warning issued from QLD Fire and Emergency Services reads.

a view of a car window: Residents in the coastal holiday town of Woodgate have been told to be ready to evacuate as conditions for the blaze worsen and firefighters battle to contain the fire © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Residents in the coastal holiday town of Woodgate have been told to be ready to evacuate as conditions for the blaze worsen and firefighters battle to contain the fire

'Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property,' the statement reads.

'The fire is likely to impact Woodgate Road, between the rail crossing and Woppis Road.'

smoke coming from it: 'There is a bushfire in Woodgate. You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan,' a statement from QLD Fire and Emergency Services reads © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'There is a bushfire in Woodgate. You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan,' a statement from QLD Fire and Emergency Services reads

Woodgate Rural Fire Brigade is working hard to contain the blaze.

On Sunday they posted pictures to social media of the fires in Burrum Coast National Park and their efforts to battle them.

'A number of fires 'broke out' in the Kinkina Section of the national park this morning,' the caption to the pictures reads.

a flock of birds flying in the sky: On Sunday they posted pictures to social media of the fires in Burrum Coast National Park and their efforts to battle them © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited On Sunday they posted pictures to social media of the fires in Burrum Coast National Park and their efforts to battle them

'This afternoon 18 appliances from rural brigades in the Bundaberg area, as well as 3 helicopters, bulldozers and a number of Parks crews worked to control the fires which are well into the middle of the park away from main roads. Crews are at the fire tonight and we will be out there tomorrow.'

On Monday afternoon they posted a picture of a backburning operation near Woodgate to social media.

a yellow bus driving down a dirt road: On Monday afternoon they posted a picture of a backburning operation near Woodgate to social media © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited On Monday afternoon they posted a picture of a backburning operation near Woodgate to social media

'Sorry about the smoke in town, we are busy backburning a very large block in the centre of the park between the beach road and the railway line. The wind is from the north hence the smoke in Woodgate and further south,' the caption to the picture reads. 

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