Entries by Monique StClair

A ‘spooky’ night for evacuated O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

The unprecedented bushfires burning in the Hinterland resulted in an unwanted historic event for O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat overnight – it had its first night with no guests in almost a century. The popular retreat safely sheltered around 100 people yesterday evening, after authorities deemed the access road too dangerous to evacuate. Once conditions subsided, the […]

Queensland Police announce task force to deal with suspicious fires

Queensland Police will be putting together a task force to investigate suspicious fires across the state. In this morning’s announcement, it was confirmed that at least eight fires are in their scope across Queensland at the moment. It comes after a couple of events on the Gold Coast, including an instance in Pimpama over the […]

Messages of thanks flooding in for Queensland fire fighters

Thousands of messages of love and thanks are coming in for our state’s fire fighters, who’ve been working around the clock to fight bushfires. It’s understood close to 70 fires are burning around the state, though luckily no lives have been lost. In the Gold Coast hinterland, crews are batting gale winds this morning, which […]

Police questioning juveniles over Peregian bushfire which destroyed multiple homes

Police have confirmed they’re speaking to a number of teenagers over a large bushfire that was sparked on the Sunshine Coast yesterday. The blaze has destroyed as many as ten homes overnight, after flaring up in the late afternoon. Emergency warnings are still being issued, with residents in Peregian Beach, Peregian Breeze Estate and Marcus […]