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Second bushfire burns 200m from Coast homes

UPDATE: Fire crews have managed to extinguish the blaze between homes at Coes Creek. 

Fire crews are dampening down the fire scene to make the area safe. 

BREAKING: A second bushfire has flared up on the Sunshine Coast.

Eight firefighters are battling the flanks of a grassfire in Coes Creek, as strong winds and dry weather make for dangerous fire conditions.

The fire broke out at 1pm by the Nambour train line, in between Huntingdale St and Bedford Cct.

The fire at Coes Creek that broke out this afternoon near Bedford Circuit.
The fire at Coes Creek that broke out this afternoon near Bedford Circuit. Katrina Olsson

Nambour resident Sarah Laws told the Daily that she can hear the fire trucks screaming by from her Huntingdale Street home. 

"There's a bushfire 200 metres from our home," she said.

"(I) heard all (of the) fire trucks and (there is) smoke coming into our home.

"My whole house smells like smoke, (it's) making me feel sick."

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have issued a safety alert, warning residents and motorists of the blaze.

The fire that broke out this afternoon at Coes Creek.
The fire that broke out this afternoon at Coes Creek. Ross Wright

"Smoke may affect residents and motorists in the area," the alert said.

"Residents should close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition.

"Motorists should use caution and drive to conditions. If you believe your property is under threat, you should call Triple Zero (000) immediately."

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