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AustraliaTown battles bushfire emergency while cut off from telephone services

15:31  11 september  2019
15:31  11 september  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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A small Queensland town's bushfire emergency has been intensified by being cut off from telephone services.

The town of Linville, inland from the Sunshine Coast, has a population of just 400 people and has been in the firing line of a fast-moving blaze in recent days, with the threat from the inferno coming within metres of residents' homes.

Despite being moments from disaster, residents have been unable to stay in contact with emergency services because the town is located in a mobile phone blackspot and land line services have been downed.

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As today’s bushfire emergency hit — with multiple fires in Western Sydney, the Hawkesbury, Blue Off -duty fire crews had to be called in as neighbouring stations raced to protect life and property, all The fire is burning intensely under strong northerly winds. An Emergency Alert telephone warning

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Town battles bushfire emergency while cut off from telephone services© 9News The town of Linville, inland from the Sunshine Coast, has a population of just 400 people and has been in the firing line of a fast-moving blaze in recent days, with the threat from the inferno coming within metres of residents' homes. Town battles bushfire emergency while cut off from telephone services© 9News Despite being moments from disaster, residents have been unable to stay in contact with emergency services because the town is located in a mobile phone blackspot and land line services have been downed.

It has left firefighters and police with no other option than to go door-to-door to evacuate families.

"We were fully expecting a fire front to come over that hill and if it did, with the westerlies behind it, we were in real trouble," Rusty Kraut from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said.

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999 is an official emergency telephone number in a number of countries which allows the caller to contact emergency services for urgent assistance.

The fire and emergency services commissioner, Wayne Gregson, earlier said he didn’t know when the first warnings mentioning Yarloop were issued, but that would not have prevented residents in the town from knowing about the bushfire . “It is incomprehensible to me that people would say, well

Resident Alan Kirby told 9News he had been trying for two years to convince the government to fix the mobile black spot.

Town battles bushfire emergency while cut off from telephone services© 9News It has left firefighters and police with no other option than to go door-to-door to evacuate families.

"I just want them to get off their shiny backsides and do something," he said.

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said the town would need to apply for coverage under the next round of the Black Spot Program.

Terrifying moment motorbike cop rides through a roaring bushfire to help residents fleeing their homes.
The brave officers were evacuating residents at Peregian Beach on the Sunshine Coast as the fires raged on Monday night. An officer on a motorcycle drives through the black smoke and helps a resident in their car leave the area safely. Another knocks on the door of a sleeping resident who had no idea their home was about to be consumed by flames.

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