Fires threatens Coolum
A fire, possibly deliberately lit was reported on January 18th and attended to by local and volunteer fire fighters. The blaze proved difficult to contain with shifting winds and extreme heat. The firefighters and emergency workers did a fantastic job to minimise damage with no reports to homes or business in the surrounding areas.
Some residents were forced to evacuate their homes from around the Aroona Road area as the fire drew closer and closer, if it wasn't for the wonderful work of the emergency services and volunteers Im sure homes would of been lost. The fire is still smouldering in some parts nearly two weeks after it had been lit.