The damage caused by nearly two weeks of unprecedented bushfires that scorched more than a million hectares of central and southern Queensland is becoming apparent, with dozens of homes affected.
Crews on Wednesday were able to reach areas previously inaccessible due to the fires, with 15 homes so far reported damaged, 12 of them seriously.
However authorities warn those numbers are expected to rise as more assessments are carried out.
More than 60 sheds or other structures were also damaged, and more than 20 properties have damaged vehicles and machinery.
Disaster assistance has already been made available to the affected areas of central and north Queensland, while the state government on Wednesday extended the assistance to North Stradbroke Island where bushfires have swept through 3200 hectares of bushland.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Reconstruction Authority was already working to ensure everyone affected can get back on their feet.
"Although Queensland has not experienced a bushfire of this magnitude before, we are very experienced at recovering from natural disasters such as cyclones and flooding," the premier said.
Local recovery groups are also working with the state group to ensure communities get support.
More than a million hectares have been burnt across Queensland across the nearly two weeks of dangerous bushfires.
Many of the areas of central Queensland worst affected faced a turnabout on Tuesday with severe storms dumping rain on previously scorched regions.
At the height of the storm on Tuesday evening, more than 37,000 homes between Rockhampton and Gympie were without power as gale force winds felled trees and damaged roofs.
All fires have been contained, and conditions are expected to ease further with more rain and storms forecast during the rest of the week.
Residents who fled Deepwater, Rules Beach, Oyster Creek and Baffle Creek south of Gladstone last week were allowed to go home from midday on Tuesday.
Authorities warned the fire danger is not yet over, and have asked residents not to become complacent.
Despite the rain and nearly two weeks of effort, there were still fires burning in the Deepwater area on Wednesday afternoon, with fire crews keeping a close eye on the blazes that are not threatening property.