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Scorcher puts inland Qld on fire alert

By Chrissy Arthur, Wednesday January 23, 2013 - 10:57 EDT

Queensland fire authorities are appealing for vigilance, with large parts of the inland sweltering again today under hot and dry conditions.

The weather bureau has issued a fire weather warning with severe to extreme fire danger in some western areas and temperatures expected to reach up to 45 degrees.

Col Neal from the Rural Fire Service says it is monitoring some fires burning in inaccessible parts of the Carnarvon Ranges.

He says it has been an awful fire season.

"This is one of our worst or probably our worst in the last 10 years," he said.

"We've just been non-stop with fires, particularly out in that western area, anything from a line from St George to Roma, anything west of there and then right out in the Channel Country.

"People have just been so busy with lightning-strike fires.

"One stops and within a week later more start again."


- ABC

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