Hellish firestorm destroys 12 homes in the coastal town of Queensland and forces massive evacuations – while police interview a group of children about the fire and state support for more destruction
- Sunshine Coast in Queensland is hit by forest fires destroying a dozen homes
- Residents were told to evacuate Peregian Beach immediately on Monday evening
- Firefighters fighting 60 fires and 47 houses are damaged in Queensland
An intense eruption continues to cause great damage in a coastal town in Queensland while more than 70 wildfires rage through the state.
Apocalyptic video shows the chaos that broke out in Queensland on Monday evening, with the firestorm popping up on Peregian Beach and Marcus Beach on the Sunshine Coast.
Hundreds of people spent the night in the evacuation centers after being forced to leave their homes as the fire tore through the city.
Considerable loss of property is feared because the destructive fire was still burning uncontrollably near Peregian Breeze Estate, south of Noosa on Tuesday morning.
A police spokesman confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that a number of young people were being questioned about the Sunshine Coast fire, but he would not go into the investigation any further as the investigation is still ongoing.
Fires raged through the east coast of Australia and sent urgent evacuation warnings to residents (pictured fire on Peregian Beach)
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) issued the warning when the fire ripped to the houses around 9:55 am on Monday. The warning still remains in place.
& # 39; The circumstances are now very dangerous and firefighters may not be able to prevent the fire from continuing soon. The fire can threaten all lives in its path & # 39 ;, says the QFES.
"There are two kilometers of spotting this fire and we have a significant number of houses that have been breached by fire," Queensland, Chief of Police on the North Coast, told Michelle Young to ABC.
& # 39; It has implications for Peregian Beach and Marcus Beach. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community & # 39 ;, says QFES.
Peregian Springs State School and Coolum State High School are closed on Tuesday due to dangerous circumstances.
Peregian Beach (photo) had an emergency warning on Monday evening around 9.55
The Sunshine Coast of Queensland has been hit by a series of furious fires while a deep red glow covered the sky (photo)
Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club captain Mick Sell said he could see the fire from where he stood.
& # 39; It's just an orange glow that looks north, very dangerous, & # 39; he said to the ABC.
In the past week, 47 houses were destroyed by forest fires in Queensland.
Authorities have warned that the fires will only get worse as the state faces the worst forest fire threat ever
& # 39; It's only September and every indication is that a hot, dry summer is coming and that more than 100 fires are burning in Queensland and New South Wales & # 39 ;, said Prime Minister Scott Morrison in parliament on Monday.
& # 39; The forecast of dry and windy conditions until Tuesday means that the fire situation remains volatile. & # 39;
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese said Queensland should prepare for the & # 39; most catastrophic burning season in history & # 39; and said the fires & # 39; not all & # 39; goods.
It is expected that the fires in the direction of Lamington National Park in Queensland in O & # 39; Reilly will rage and cause another urgent evacuation.
While the fires are raging through Queensland, 47 houses are said to have been damaged or destroyed
Hundreds of people have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in evacuation centers due to the raging forest fires
Approximately 100 police, guests, and staff were evacuated safely from O & Reilly's Guest House in Canungra on Monday evening after fear of fire progressed.
QFES on Monday night warned that hell is approaching and leaving immediately was the safest option.
Firefighters still fight over 60 fires in Queensland, forcing hundreds to leave their homes and go to evacuation centers.
Firefighters are still fighting more than 60 fires in the state with fear that the dangerous conditions will continue
Schools in Peregian Beach and Coolum Beach are closed due to the dangerous weather
Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said a small convoy of evacuated people from the Binna Burra and Sarabah areas were allowed to return home on Sunday to check on animals and get medication.
& # 39; I do know that a lot of livestock has been lost … I do not yet estimate the numbers & # 39 ;, he said.
An RSPCA veterinarian arrives in the suffering areas to help treat injured animals.
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