'Could Feel the Heat': Queensland Bushfire Edges Toward Roadway

Footage filmed by a resident of Sunshine Acres, Queensland, shows flames and plumes of smoke edging towards a road shortly before it was closed by emergency services on February 4.

Seth Gordon said this video was recorded as he drove along Maryborough Hervey Bay Road.

“We were the last to pass through before [the] road being blocked from rural fire trucks and police vehicles,” he told Storyful. “Could feel the heat inside the car while driving past.”

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service said late on February 4 that firefighters were backburning to contain the blaze and that it was not posing a threat to buildings. Credit: Seth Gordon via Storyful