Fast-growing Fire Forces Evacuation and Destroys Homes in Queensland


Summary: Residents near Agnes Water, Queensland, have been evacuated as a fast-growing bushfire continues to burn out of control, destroying homes and structures. Authorities warn against returning to the area due to unsafe conditions.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) has declared the area near Agnes Water, Queensland, unsafe for residents to return as a bushfire that destroyed a property continues to rage. The fire has already destroyed one house and another structure overnight. The QFES advises residents between Capricornia Drive, Pacific Drive, Oceania Court, Muller Road, and Sorensen Road to stay away from their homes. The fire, which has already burnt over 3,000 hectares of land, has been worsened by strong winds and dry conditions. QFES Incident Management team member, Paul Storrs, warns that weather conditions may worsen with gusty winds and low humidity expected, and additional support from ground crews and aircraft is being deployed. Meanwhile, the Rosedale Hotel and Caravan Park is providing refuge for displaced residents, offering accommodation options including dongas, hotel rooms, camping space, and facilities.

Tags: Queensland, bushfire, evacuation, homes destroyed, Rosedale Hotel, displaced residents