As firefighters across Queensland continue to bring the blazes burning across the state under control here's what residents have been dealing with on the ground.
Video above: When fire engulfed the town of Dunally in 2013 Tim and Tammy Holmes were forced to flee to the nearby water. They went on to rebuild and make their property more fire resistant. Full ep. on SBS On Demand.
It's been a tough week for residents and firefighters across Queensland as they continue to battle fires that have raged across the state and destroyed homes.
In good news the most dangerous blaze at Peregian on the Sunshine Coast has slowed and thousands of residents displaced when the day began have since gone home, reports SBS News.
The Burau of Meteorology's Richard Wardle says cooler temperatures and lighter winds expected on Thursday will help firefighters.
However, the fire danger will spike again on Friday and Saturday when temperatures heat up.
While fortunately no lives have been lost in the fires, many homes and properties were lost in the flames. One exhausted firefighter was pictured on the ground after having to defend his own home from the blaze.