MADRID, Sep 10 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Hundreds of people have had to leave their homes due to the advance of forest fires registered on the coast of the state of Queensland, in the northeast of the country, for the fifth consecutive day.
The Fire Department of said state has indicated that more than a hundred firefighters are deployed in the area fighting the flames, as reported by the ABC television network.
The tourist town of Noosa is on alert as the fire progresses due to the strong winds that hit the area, near the coastal town of Peregian Beach, where several homes have been destroyed.
Police have opened an investigation to discern the cause of these fires and the officers are questioning several teenagers in the affected area.
A dozen schools have been closed in southeast Queensland and thousands of buildings have run out of electricity as authorities have cut off supplies for security reasons.
A large number of residents have been affected in turn by the 58 fires registered in New South Wales, near the Queensland border.