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Thousands of schoolies teens prepare for celebrations around fire-effected Queensland

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Schoolies in the Gold Coast
More than 80,000 people are expected to attend schoolies this year, with a large bulk in Queensland. (Nathan Richter )

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"They should keep up-to-date with warnings as they travel and check both Queensland and New South Wales channels if they are crossing the border.
"We also ask them to heed any warnings, especially if they are in unfamiliar areas. And as always, remind them not to throw cigarettes from car windows."
CEO of the official Schoolies, Matt Lloyd, said there are no current plans to address the problem and the company won't be making any decisions until later next week.
Many popular schoolies locations are located along the 新南威尔士州 and Queensland coastline where bushfires are still burning out of control.
Those attending schoolies have been urged to keep up to date with official fire warnings and updates. (Amilia Rosa)

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"We're pretty hopeful there will no disruption for week one," he said.
"We'll just wait and see and fingers crossed, for everyone's sake, that the fires clam down before the weekend."
Mr Lloyd said those attending schoolies will be urged to keep up to date in information from police and emergency services.
"Most of the young people that book through us also take out domestic travel insurance so that's also an important precaution to take," he said.
He says Byron Bay has been flagged as a possible area of concern and 'froggers' are gearing up for an influx of roughly 10,000 people to that area.
Several other people have been charged for fire-related offences during the ban.
Many popular schoolies locations are located in areas where bushfires are still burning out of control. (AAP)
More than 60 fires are still burning across Queensland, including coastal areas and popular schoolies destinations such as Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and Port Macquarie.
新南威尔士州 is still in a state of emergency and a total fire ban is in place to prevent any further outbreaks.
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