Noosa hinterland home burns as blaze rages towards Tewantin
A HOME has caught fire and cars and trailers have been damaged as a wild bushfire blazes its way towards Tewantin.
Firefighters were able to prevent the home from burning down, but the Lake Cooroibah Road, Cooroibah house did receive structural damage.
Reports have been placed of a car and trailer also being damaged in the Cooroibah area as a result of the fire.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services public information officer for the incident, and Nambour station officer Kim Gray said they had 75 vehicles on-site now, and a further four en route, with a mix of urban and rural crews, supported by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service officers trying to battle the blaze.
End loaders and water tankers were also on scene.
"There's a lot of fuel on the ground," Mr Gray said.
He said phone lines had been clogged by calls reporting smoke, from all over the Coast, and while he sympathised with residents, he urged people to restrict triple-0 calls to reports of fire and flames only.
"The biggest problem we're having at the moment is smoke as a by-product," Mr Gray said.
"We can't do anything about the smoke."
He said smoke was going as far south as Landsborough and the Blackall Range.