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Emergency declaration for Laidley as bushfire worsens

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Police have declared an emergency situation in Laidley as a bushfire worsens.
Residents are being told it's too late to leave as a fast moving bushfire burns near properties in the area.
QFES says it is heading in a northeasterly direction towards Douglas McInnes Drive, Railway Street, Ward Court, Wilson Court, Tyrrell Court, Storr Street, Leonard Street, Edward Street and Coates Street.
Police have now cordorned off areas around Railway Street, Drayton Road, Rosewood-Laidley Road, Old Grandchester Road, Range Crescent, Patrick Street and Vaux Street.
Meanwhile, a separate warning has been issued urging residents to 'leave immediately' as a large, unpredictable fire travels near Grandchester and Laidley.
The fire is travelling east towards Grandchester.
The evacuation centre at the Laidley Cultural Centre at 3 Laidley- Plainland Road at Laidley North is still open and is currently in a safe area for anyone who needs shelter during the bushfires.
Driving out of the area is considered too dangerous.