Authorities are monitoring up to five fires burning across the Sunshine Coast. Picture: John McCutcheon
Authorities are monitoring up to five fires burning across the Sunshine Coast. Picture: John McCutcheon

Firestorm brews as fireys battle five blazes overnight

SUNSHINE Coast fire fighters have battled a number of blazes across the region in the past 24 hours and more are expected as conditions worsen.

Fires in the Glass House Mountains, Noosa Heads, Kin Kin, Imbil, Connondale and Pinbarren had full hands on deck yesterday.

Today, the Bureau of Meteorology is expected to raise the fire danger warning from "very high" to "severe".

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said most of the fire activity on the Coast were vegetation fires.

"One broke out at Pinbarren at around 10pm. A fire in a tree in bushland, 50s m," he said.

"It was only a 20 minute job. The one at Noosa Heads was smouldering jogs related to fires from last week.

"The ones at Imbil were plantation fires that were going for a couple of hours."

Residents in affected suburbs are advised to take no chances.

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:

•Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.

•Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.

•Call triple-0 (triple-0) in an emergency