QUEENSLAND IS ON FIRE. HERE'S HOW THE EMERGENCY IS UNFOLDING.
* 51 fires are burning across the state
* 18 homes have been destroyed: Ten in the Gold Coast hinterland, seven in Stanthorpe and one in far north Queensland
* Conditions are volatile and not expected to ease until Tuesday
* Evacuees from around Stanthorpe are being allowed to return home but have been warned they may need to flee again
* A refuge centre has been established in Canungra
* Fire crews from NSW and federal defence personnel are assisting
* The Queensland government has promised assistance to those left homeless