'We've Got to Leave Now': Police Take Elderly Peregian Resident to Safety as Fire Rages

Queensland Police helped an elderly man to safety from a home affected by the Peregian fire on the Sunshine Coast, as seen in video released on September 11.

The footage shows a police motorcycle and car driving through the fire-affected Peregian area before officers assist a member of the public, who uses a walking stick to slowly leave their home. Police can be heard saying “houses in the street behind you” are on fire. Queensland Police said the rescue took place on September 9.

The video shows dangerous conditions on the streets, with smoke, flames and sparks visible. Credit: Queensland Police via Storyful