The sun shows bleakly through the smoke billowing from a large bush fire.
The sun shows bleakly through the smoke billowing from a large bush fire.

Noosa fire victims’ wait to go home looks like being longer

HOPES raised early in the day of Noosa evacuated residents being able to finally head home, possibly this afternoon, have been dashed by the deteriorating fire control conditions.

Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington in his latest update said “I’m really sorry that it’s taking so long”.

“The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are studying their mapping looking at the conditions of the fire and looking at what the wind’s going to be doing over the next few hours and they are trying to make determinations of whether people can return.

“At this stage it’s just not safe enough, so my heart goes out of course to all those people who are being impacted, and to the businesses who are losing business today in Tewantin and to everyone affected by this dreadful circumstance.

“Hopefully it’ll be over soon,” the mayor said.

Currently there are wind gusts in Tewantin of up to 20kph.


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