Luxury resort evacuated as QLD bushfires continue

Queensland Fire and Emergency issued a "prepare to leave" warning for the five-star resort overnight.

Staff at Spicers Peak Lodge, located in Queensland’s Southern Downs Region, have been warned to “prepare to leave” as bushfires threaten the five-star resort.

Queensland Fire and Emergency issued the warning at 9:35pm on Wednesday night, confirming the bushfire near the lodge was intensifying.

The news comes as more than 100 bushfires continue to rage across Queensland and New South Wales in what has been labelled one of the worst weeks of bushfires for the country.

In a statement via Facebook, Spicers Peak Lodge said staff have been preparing for an evacuation for several days.

“We have been preparing for the fire over recent days,” the statement said.

“Most importantly, team and guests have been evacuated ahead of time and are safe.

“We are working closely with QFES and will wait for further advice from them.”

As of Wednesday evening, there were 80 active fires across Queensland and a number of “leave immediately” and “leave now” alerts had been issued.

Conditions have eased in New South Wales, however 76 fires continued to burn on Wednesday night.

Emergency information can be found online for New South Wales and Queensland.

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