Multiple crews are on the frontlines at Noosa North Shore battling a blaze which broke out this morning, forcing another evacuation. Photo: Patrick Woods/Sunshine Coast Daily
Multiple crews are on the frontlines at Noosa North Shore battling a blaze which broke out this morning, forcing another evacuation. Photo: Patrick Woods/Sunshine Coast Daily Patrick Woods

‘We could lose our homes’: Scared residents demand answers

A NOOSA North Shore woman who fears losing her home to the latest blaze has demanded answers why campers had been allowed during catastrophic fire conditions.

"We could all lose our homes because of some idiot," Robin Biggs said.

"Each time it's a tourist. Six weeks ago, there was a Teewah fire. That was a camper.

"This one started at First Cutting. Why are tourists here we don't know?

"There should be a total ban in a fire danger."

Ms Biggs said last night a neighbour had found three men comatose around a raging fire on the North Shore.

"They were all sound asleep," she said.

Her neighbour, legendary water man and long-time North Shore resident Mal Hunt, had put out that blaze.

Noosa North Shore Fire Brigade first officer Mike Hancock said earlier he feared a fire bug was at work after four fires had been detected in different locations in the past 24 hours.

Ms Biggs, who has lived near the Wallaby Track for the past six years, said she had been running irrigation for 20 hours a day to keep her property as green as possible.

She fears losing both her home and the tropical garden she and her husband have nurtured since their arrival.

"The wind is expected to shift to the west, which is bad for us," Ms Biggs said.

"I've never seen anything like it. The volunteers (firefighters) have been absolutely incredible. We're very thankful for that."

David Ryan, one of four friends from Melbourne who were staying with the Biggs had been planning a birthday party when the order came to evacuate.

He said they had relocated three vehicles across the river out of harm's way and were now waiting for the provisions to arrive by boat.



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