More than 70 fires are still burning across Queensland, engulfing 33,000 hectares of the state in the past week.

Communities in the Gold Coast Hinterland have suffered the biggest property losses in the disaster.

Exhausted locals who have weathered the stress of bushfires form more than a week are moving back home and asking how could this have happened?.

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