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Hills Firies Head to Queensland to Help Tackle Bushfire

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Firefighters from across SA are heading to Queensland today to assist with the bushfire effort.

A fire has been raging since Monday 9 September on the Sunshine Coast.

After it started in bushland around 4.30pm that day, it quickly spread southeast and damaged a significant area of scrub before destroying a house and threatening others.

Two teenagers have been charged with deliberately lighting the blaze which saw hundreds of residents evacuated.

MFS and CFS crews will be deployed today, including volunteers from Eden Hills, Paracombe, Aldinga Beach, East Torrens and Booleroo Centre. They will be joined by SA Ambulance officers.

Yesterday, Wednesday 11 September, 17 incident management personnel from the CFS, MFS, and Department for Water started the convoy.

While calmer conditions were forecast for yesterday and today, conditions are expected to worsen from Friday onwards with temperatures between 5 to 6 degrees Celsius above average expected.

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