Flames burn within metres of homes at Peregian Springs.
Flames burn within metres of homes at Peregian Springs. Imogen Taylor

VIDEOS: Inside the Peregian Springs fire zone

STUNNING footage has emerged from within the Peregian Springs fire zone as many residents evacuate the area under threat from an unpredictable bushfire.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services issued a Watch and Act bushfire alert about 5.30pm, urging people in the path of the fire to leave now.

Bushfire shuts Sunshine Mwy: A bushfire has shut the Sunshine Motorway in both directions at Peregian Springs.
Bushfire shuts Sunshine Mwy: A bushfire has shut the Sunshine Motorway in both directions at Peregian Springs.

It is currently threatening the Coolum State Primary School and a number of houses in the area.

Bushfire burns at Peregian Springs: Bushland goes up in flames as fire roars through Peregian Springs.
Bushfire burns at Peregian Springs: Bushland goes up in flames as fire roars through Peregian Springs.

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Fireys battle raging bushfire: Dozens of firefighting crews are battling a blaze at Peregian Springs.
Fireys battle raging bushfire: Dozens of firefighting crews are battling a blaze at Peregian Springs.