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Peregian homes destroyed after ferocious bushfire rips through Sunshine Coast community (Sunshine Coast | The Guardian)

Firefighters fear significant property losses, with scores of blazes still burning in Queensland and NSW

• Mass evacuations as bushfires threaten more homes – live updates

Hundreds of people are holed up in evacuation centres on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast as crews wait to see how many homes have been lost to a ferocious fire, while firefighters in New South Wales are still battling out-of-control fires near the border.

There are fears of significant property losses, with a destructive blaze still burning out of control at Peregian Beach and Peregian Breeze Estate, south of Noosa.

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Inside the fire zone on the Sunshine Coast. Peregian Beach residents have been ordered to leave immediately. Stephen Malligan @10NewsFirstQLD pic.twitter.com/3L9tl1jvC6

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Some people are trying to gain access to the #Peregian exclusion zone via the beach. This is extremely dangerous. Please stay away as the emergency declaration is still in place. #bushfire pic.twitter.com/OUDpdIktV5

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