Bushfire warning for Fraser Island

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Residents of Cathedrals on Fraser Island have been urged to leave as a significant bushfire burns towards the area and conditions deteriorate.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency service says the blaze is expected to impact on the local community late on Saturday afternoon.

It said people should follow their bushfire survival plans.

"Your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so," the service said.

"If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous."

The fire is burning from north of Lake Bowarrady in the vicinity of Awinya Road, south towards Cathedrals on Fraser.

Residents and visitors are asked to leave by Maheno Beach and travel south toward Happy Valley.