More homes lost in Qld bushfire crisis

Christine Flatley

Queensland's fire containment lines will be tested as heatwave conditions sweep across the state's tinder-dry fire zones.

WHAT'S THE DAMAGE?

* 19 homes lost - 15 in central Queensland at Cobraball, one at Cooroibah on the Sunshine Coast, and three at Ravensbourne on the Darling Downs

* 37 homes lost since September 1

* 70 fires still burning across the state

* More than 158,000 hectares of land burnt out

WHERE ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS FIRES?

* Pechey

North of Toowoomba, currently burning between Crows Nest and Ravensbourne where three houses have been destroyed

* Moreton Island

The blaze is burning northeast of the townships of Bulwer and Cowan. Campers have been evacuated from the island.

* Border ranges

A cluster of difficult blazes in inaccessible land in the Border Ranges region, from Cunninghams Gap and Spicers Gap south to Mount Barney and Mount Lindsay

WHAT IS THE FORECAST?

* Forecasters have warned there is no end in sight with no significant rainfall forecast

* Conditions are expected to deteriorate from Wednesday with high temperatures and unpredictable winds

* A State of Fire Emergency has been declared across 42 Local Government Areas