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Australia Last week's bushfire at Peregian Beach 'deliberately lit'

14:21  31 october  2019
14:21  31 october  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

Residents urged to leave as bushfire hits the Sunshine Coast

  Residents urged to leave as bushfire hits the Sunshine Coast Residents in Queensland's Peregian Beach are being urged to leave their homes as a fast-moving bushfire rages in the area. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) have issued a Watch and Act alert for the Sunshine Coast town and said that "conditions are getting worse". require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

Sunshine Coast residents are facing another tense night as a fast-moving bushfire continues to rage. Police are interviewing a group of teenagers over the

Fire and Rescue teams fight a wild bushfire as it approaches Peregian Beach township on David Low Way. Two 14-year-old girls are currently being questioned by police after an allegedly deliberately lit Bush fire at Peregian Springs on Monday evening. Picture: Jason Bull CreativeSource:Supplied.

A bushfire near Peregian Beach, on the Sunshine Coast, last Wednesday was deliberately lit, 9News can reveal.

Authorities say they've ruled out any "natural causes" and are now on the hunt for another fire bug.

"We have determined that it has been deliberately lit. There are multiple seeds of fire so there's obviously some human intervention to it," Rural Fire Service Inspector Andrew Allan said.

a steam train on a track with smoke coming out of it: An aerial shot of smoke billowing from the fire at Peregian Beach. © 9News An aerial shot of smoke billowing from the fire at Peregian Beach.

The bushfire saw roads closed, residents evacuated and hectares of land burnt, as it tracked from Coolum Beach towards the Peregian township.

Peregian Beach bushfire emergency sparks evacuation

  Peregian Beach bushfire emergency sparks evacuation Police have declared an emergency situation at Peregian, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, urging locals to self evacuate as a fast-moving bushfire races through bushland near the beachside community. Police have declared an emergency situation at Peregian, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, urging locals to self evacuate as a fast-moving bushfire races through bushland Residents in Lorikeet Drive to Greenshank Drive have been told to leave their homes as firefighters wrestle to control the blaze, which had been estimated to span 100 metres.

Last month Peregian Beach was hit by large-scale bushfires , which raged between September 9 and September 11 . Two teenagers were charged with deliberately lighting the fire . Credit: Peregian Friends and Family via Storyful.

Last month Peregian Beach was hit by large-scale bushfires , which raged between September 9 and September 11. Two teenagers were charged with deliberately lighting the fire . Credit: Todd Fraser via Storyful.

Thankfully, fire fighters were able to get on top of the blaze and it was extinguished later that day.

Authorities say while no homes were damaged this time, it's disappointing that it could have all been avoided.

"I don't think people realise the damage these fires can cause," Inspector Allan said.

The bushfire, which broke out on October 23, brought a feeling of déjà vu for many residents.

Just six weeks earlier, a fierce fire tore through the Peregian area – destroying one home and displacing thousands of residents.

A 14-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl have been charged over the September blaze.

Police are yet to find those responsible for last week's fire.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Authorities declare 'state of fire emergency' in parts of Queensland .
The declaration bans the lighting of all types of outdoor fires across 42 local government areas spread throughout south-east, south-west, central, north and far-north Queensland. © AAP/Rob Maccoll Firefighters are seen near fires at Lake Cooroibah Road and Jirrimah Crescent in Cooroibah on Saturday. It also bans certain potentially fire-causing activities, following what authorities describe as a period of significantly heightened fire weather conditions.

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