'They have done a very good job': 94yo rescued from Peregian fire praises police
The dramatic rescue of 94-year-old Andrew Michael from the Peregian Beach firestorm on Monday was captured on video. He's now returned home and says his rescuers did a very good job.Andrew Michael, 94, says the water view from his second storey Peregian Beach unit is one of his only pleasures in life. Key points: Andrew Michael was one of several residents evacuated from the Peregian area on Monday night The fire dramatically escalated, catching residents and police by surprise Only one home was lost in the blaze But on Monday night, the sparkling blue was obscured by the hellish red of a fire storm, as embers rained down and police rushed through the streets frantically knocking on doors for people to evacuate. Walking-stick in hand, the Greek grandfather was guided down the stairs by officers. "Everything was so quick. The police turned up. 'We have to get out' he said. 'The house behind you is burning'," Mr Michael said. "They [have] done a very good job. They helped me downstairs and then they passed me to the neighbours. "I see the sparks raining … and then I thought it was something serious." Read more: ABC News
‘Your dead’: Messages expose arsonistsFacebook messages between two young people appear to expose teen arsonists responsible for an out-of-control fire in Queensland as police have established a taskforce to investigate who’s behind blazes across the state. Those kids are absolute dumbasses, the best thing that can happen to them is to light them on fire or throw them in prison, screw their age, their punishment needs to follow them through life. Those teens are climate change! michaelpurvis64 Well it just goes to show you? 🤔
Evacuated Peregian residents return home as weekend promises more fire danger | Sky News AustraliaRelieved residents are returning to their homes on the Sunshine Coast , where one home has been destroyed and several others have been damaged during an out-of-control fire in Peregian Beach . \n\nOne resident described the force of the firestorm as “incredible”, saying they had minutes to escape the fast-moving blaze.\n\nDespite firefighters gaining ground on the Sunshine Coast bushfire, authorities have warned the reprieve could be short lived as the mercury is set to jump again for the weekend. \n\nAt least 80 fires are still burning across Queensland and while firefighters were able to gain an upper hand on the Peregian fire, the other fire of concern is on the Gold Coast hinterland.\n\nQueensland is enduring the worst spring bushfires the state has seen in 130 years. \n Sky are you still denying climate change. Wondering if anyone will confront the policy agenda of the government. Still lying today saying they will meet their targets. They treat us like mushrooms.
Teenagers charged over Peregian Beach bushfirePolice allege the pair gathered in bushland on Monday afternoon and deliberately lit the blaze. Should be easy enough to get out of these charges. The fires were caused by CC. Case closed. What....... not Adani coal mine? Well I've been conned then. I thought coal and climate change started bush fires. Oh , but but , climate change 😂.
Queensland fires: Reports of arson investigated as evacuations remain in placeQueensland's fire crews are struggling to get the upper hand at a dangerous fire on the Sunshine Coast that has forced more than 5000 people from their homes I saw chat on Facebook. I screen shot it too. How come you have not covered this news till now?
Peregian Beach residents’ brilliant reaction to bushfire hellAs the acrid stench of smoke hangs in the air and specks of white ash fall from the sky like snow, a steady procession of cars is doing laps around an ordinary looking roundabout on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast .
At least 80 fires continue to burn across Qld | Sky News AustraliaDespite firefighters gaining ground on the Sunshine Coast bushfire, authorities are warning the reprieve could be short lived. \n\nThere are still at least 80 fires burning across Queensland and while firefighters were able to gain an upper hand on the Peregian fire, the other fire of concern is on the Gold Coast hinterland.\n\nEight homes were destroyed in Sarabah including a historic lodge as fires ripped through hectres of its national park.\n\nSome residents in those fire-affected areas have been allowed to return home.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia Where is the Premier? Is AnnastaciaMP back on Queensland soil to get legislation before Parliament holding numbers in Queensland to protect these described as heroes in the future if injured? Volunteers are guaranteed nothing as at this time it seems? P.M. said What Sky News🤔