Police remove exclusion zone around Queensland bushfire

Kathryn Magann |

Police in Queensland have removed an order preventing people in a fire zone in the state’s southeast from returning to their homes.

Residents of Kooralbyn in the Scenic Rim were ordered out on Friday afternoon as crews battled a fast-moving bushfire and police made an emergency declaration to evacuate the town.

Police revoked the formal order early on Saturday.

Queensland fire authorities said on Saturday a watch and act alert remained in place for the town.

The bushfire was one of more than 40 burning across Queensland on Saturday morning.