Township near Noosa evacuated after bushfire flares
The residents of a Sunshine Coast township being threatened by a bushfire are returning home after being evacuated overnight. The fire in the tiny community Teewah, north of Noosa, flared late last night prompting the evacuation, leaving fire crews battling to control the blaze. © 9News The fire flared before it was contained before emergency crews. In the early hours today, conditions improved and residents were allowed to back to their homes. Teewah has a population of about 22 people.
Downgraded To A Watch And Act . A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Cowaramup Bay Road to the south, Caves Road to the east, Cullen Road to the north and the Indian Ocean to the west in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.
Warning ( Watch and Act ). An emergency is developing nearby. You need to take action now to protect yourself and others. Incidents. Fire - Not Yet Under Control. The reported location of a fire . This may be a bushfire , grassfire, building fire , fire alarm or non-building fire .
A fast moving and out-of-control bushfire that was threatening lives and homes near a small WA township about 60 kilometres east of Perth has been downgraded to a watch and act.
The fire started at the intersection of Werribee Road and Vineyard Road in Wundowie, in the Shire of Northam, and was first reported at 3:45pm.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) issued the emergency warning over concerns homes on Hawke Avenue were under immediate threat from the fire.
Authorities say while that threat has now eased local residents should remain alert in case conditions change.
The bushfire watch and act is in place for people in an area bounded by Werribee Road, Hawke Avenue and McMullen Road.
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Man arrested in bushfire investigation .
Investigations into a still-uncontrolled bushfire in northern Tasmania have led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man.A 20-year-old man has been arrested following allegations that a bushfire still burning on the northern tip of Tasmania was deliberately lit, police say.