fireys get upper hand ahead of Friday risk


Thousands of people have to flee their homes to get their hands on their homes.

Two teens have been charged with black hell bushland, destroyed a house and charred front yards and burnt down suburban fences.

A 14-year-old boy from Peregian Springs and a 15-year-old Coolum Beach girl was charged with a particular property by fire and investigation.

Milder temperatures have given bushfire crews across Queensland to chance to get dozens of blazes under control before the fire danger rises again on Friday.

River in the far north, with more 36,000 hectares of bushland destroyed by the crisis began late last week.

The most dangerous blaze on the Sunshine Coast has slowed and thousands of residents displaced when the day began.

They have been sheltered in evacuation centers where they were comforted by an army of volunteers or homes of strangers who offered them somewhere to stay.

Noosa Council Mayor Tony Wellington said the news that was safe to go home was met with glee.

He said, “He was going to be a roadblock.” "I know many people will be able to get back to assess the damage."

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner Mike Wassing said other fires burning across the state were not threatening any properties.

He said, "The fires are doing what we are looking for, but we still have got a lot more work to do," he said.

A fire at Stanthorpe and Applethorpe has been put out, and there have been told to return their properties.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Richard Wardle says cooler temperatures and lighter winds expected on Thursdays, which are given support from interstate crews.

However, the fire will spike again on Saturday and temperatures when heat ups.

Seventeen homes and five commercial properties have been destroyed by bushfires since Thursday, with many more damaged.

A special police task was established to investigate if any of the other fires were caused by arson. Detectives have now established that fires were deliberately lit. Eight of those were set by juveniles.

Meanwhile, NSW firefighters are in a "race against time" to control three massive bushfires in the state's north before conditions are expected to over the weekend.

Warnings for the blazes at Bees Nest near Armidale, Drake near Tenterfield, and Shark Creek in the Clarence Valley were on Wednesday downgraded to ‘advice’ levels after the threat eased overnight.



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