A LEAVE IMMEDIATELY warning has been issued to residents in Sarabah in the Scenic Rim with firefighters struggling to contain a blaze in the area.
Rural Fire Service Superintendent Alan Gillespie says a fire has been spotting up to 200 metres and we can confirm we have lost one house.
We have a number of other homes under threat and significant resources are being used in the vicinity of the bushfire -- fire appliances and water bombers.
We have issued a warning in the Table Top Road, Sarabah Road and Illinbah Road areas" he says.
Meanwhile, police have also declared an emergency situation in Canungra this afternoon in relation to the ongoing bushfire threat.
It includes areas within the following areas (pictured below).
• West boundary – Lamington National Park Road
• North boundary – Beaudesert Nerang Road
• East boundary – Beechmont Road through to Binna Burra
• South boundary – Binna Burra Road intersection with
Beechmont Road and a direct line from O’Reilly’s lodge to
People south of Rymera Road, on Sarabah Road, and people on Tabletop Road and Gray Road are advised to evacuate in north and easterly directions. A place of refuge is available at Tamborine Village Memorial Hall, 2720 Waterford Tamborine Road, if required.
Officers remain on the scene.