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Police Charge Two Teenagers Over Devastating Sunshine Coast Fire

Two teens have been charged for allegedly lighting a bushfire that forced thousands of Sunshine Coast residents to flee their homes to escape the inferno.

Police alleged a group of young people set the blaze in bushland on Monday afternoon before it quickly spread towards Peregian Beach.

Firefighters battling a bushfire in Peregian Springs on the Sunshine Coast, Monday, September 9. Photo: AAP

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A 14-year-old Peregian Springs boy and a 15-year-old Coolum Beach girl have been charged with endangering particular property by fire.