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More than 80 bushfires blazing across Qld

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THE QUEENSLAND BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY:

Authorities say this is the worst start to the Queensland bushfire season in recorded history.

WHERE ARE THE MAJOR FIRES ON TUESDAY?

* On Tuesday afternoon, more than 80 fires were burning from the southeast corner to the Cairns hinterland.

* The worst fire is still on the Sunshine Coast, where residents from Peregian Beach, Peregian Breeze Estate, Marcus Beach and Weyba are still under evacuation orders.

* Fires are still burning on the Granite Belt around Stanthorpe, Applethorpe and Ballandean but aren't directly threatening properties.

* The Gold Coast hinterland fire is also still burning but isn't threatening properties.

WHAT'S THE DAMAGE SO FAR?

* There have been no fatalities.

* Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have confirmed two homes have been destroyed by the Peregian fire.

* The Stanthorpe fire, which takes in the Applethorpe fire, has destroyed eight structures, including three homes and water tanks.

* Eight homes were obliterated at Sarabah and the heritage-listed Binna Burra Lodge has been seriously damaged.

* Further north, one house was razed to the ground in a very fast grassfire near Mareeba on Thursday.

* The damage tally is likely to rise once fire-ravaged areas are checked.

WHAT ARE RESIDENTS DOING?

* Hundreds remain in evacuation centres on the Sunshine Coast.

* About 130 people were evacuated overnight from Lamington National Park on the Gold Coast, including guests from O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat.

* Some residents in the Stanthorpe, Applethorpe and Binna Burra areas were allowed to return to their properties to get a look at the damage, check on their pets and access medication.

* 13 schools are closed on Tuesday.

* Many roads are closed and people are being urged to check emergency services bulletins before travelling into affected areas.

WHAT RESOURCES HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED?

* More than 500 firefighters, 130 vehicles and 29 aircraft have been deployed across the state.

* Fire crews from NSW and federal defence personnel are assisting Queensland agencies.

WHAT'S THE OUTLOOK?

* The Bureau of Meteorology says winds will pick up again on Tuesday afternoon, but that conditions should improve on Wednesday.

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