Queenslanders living near a large bushfire on Bribie Island are sitting tight but are prepared to flee if the wind changes.
At 5pm (AEST) 16 fire crews were battling the blaze, which is being fanned by strong winds, on the island's western side, north of Brisbane.
Water bombing aircraft were on stand-by.
Large tracts of a pine plantation and bushland in the Bribie Island National Park have been burnt to charcoal and are still smoldering.
Earlier in the afternoon the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service issued an alert for residents at White Patch, near Bribie Island National Park, to enact their bushfire plans.
Firefighters backburning near homes at White Patch, which was under a thick cloud of smoke, told AAP the blaze was under control and there shouldn't be much to see on Thursday.
Locals are also confident they won't have to flee.
Resident John Buxton thinks his home will be safe, but if the wind changes he's ready to get out.
'They (the emergency services) have all done a tremendous amount of work and it looks like we'll be alright,' he told AAP.
'There's enough labour, enough expertise and enough water.
'But it's all about the wind, you know. If we get a westerly they reckon it won't be so good.
'That's what it all boils down to. You can never trust the wind, so we're ready to get out too.'
On Wednesday morning police helped evacuate 240 campers from sites on Bribie Island, as authorities closed all campgrounds to allow firefighters to battle the blaze.
People were being urged to reconsider travelling to the island for recreational purposes.
The fire has been burning since Monday.
By Wednesday afternoon, 17 fires were burning across the state.
The Bureau of Meteorology said a fire weather warning was current for Queensland's Channel Country and Maranoa and Warrego districts, and parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.
High to very high daytime temperatures, well above the January average, will continue over much of the state until Saturday, the bureau said.