Vivian Chaplain, 69, died trying to protect her home and animals in the Wytaliba area
A six-year-old grandmother is one of two people confirmed dead, while more than 90 forest fires are raging in New South Wales and Queensland, destroying 150 homes and burning entire cities.
Vivian Chaplain, 69, died trying to protect her home and animals near Wytaliba, northwest of Coffs Harbor on the north coast of the NSW.
She was on Friday at 7:00 pm by firefighters after a fire at her home near Glen Innes tore, unconscious and suffered terrible burns over 40 to 50 percent of her body.
Firefighters and paramedics gave her CPR for hours in the burned-out building until she could be taken to the hospital, but she died on Saturday morning.
A fireman discovered the body of the local George Wytaliba in a burnt-out car on Old Grafton Road in Diehard on Saturday morning at the Kangawalla fire near Glen Innes.
More than 1,300 firefighters fight fire at NSW while officials admit that the situation is & # 39; extraordinary & # 39; and hot, dry weather forecasts mean & # 39; we are not bothered by & # 39 ;.
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At least 100 homes have been destroyed and a body has been found in a burnt-out car, while more than a dozen forest fires rage across New South Wales (pictured bushfire near Taree on the mid-north coast of the state)
More than thirty people were injured in the fires. Depicted are the remains of a kennel on Saturday morning in Taree
In total, 77 forest fires still burned on the mid-north coast of southwestern and southeastern Queensland on Saturday at 7 am, of which 42 were out of control
NSW RFS commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said about the more than 30 injuries, 19 were for firefighters and 16 for members of the public (remains of the kennels depicted on Taree)
The remains of a B Double trailer remained smoldering on the Pacific Highway south of Taree after forest fires swept through the region
A charred tree lay on the Pacific Highway on Saturday morning while the burnt-out bush melted along the road
More than thirty people are injured and on Friday night firefighters warned that they were & # 39; unprecedented & # 39; tackle fires and focus on & # 39; unknown terrain & # 39; while struggling to reach homes where people were trapped.
NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons warned that the death toll would probably increase and that the terrible bushfire situation was by no means over.
& # 39; Clearly, given the huge scale of the opportunity, and the events of yesterday and some compelling information coming from these fires, we need to be aligned with the fact that we could see more victim and more loss , & # 39; he said on Saturday morning.
NSW Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian warned that the state & # 39; not by the worst & # 39; of the devastating forest fires and that with seven people without accountability more people could die.
& # 39; At least seven people have not been included, and I am sorry to say that that number may increase during the day, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Our thoughts and prayers naturally go to the families and loved ones of those two deceased persons. & # 39;
Prime Minister Berejiklian praised the work of volunteer firefighters who risked their lives to fight the out of control fire and thanked other states for sending resources to help.
The aftermath of a fire that tore over a highway in rural NSW and destroyed a truck whose driver was forced
Trucks gathered at Taree Service Center as smoke ripples from a bushfire in Taree on Friday
Huge clouds of wavy smoke are visible from thousands of meters in the sky where this plane flew overhead on Saturday
David Elliott, emergency services minister, said there was & # 39; no sugar coating & # 39; was that the state had a & # 39; bad week & # 39; forest fires, but that it had the resources and people to cope with the threat.
& # 39; Some of (the volunteer firefighters) are currently in danger of their own home & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; They have run away from protecting their own homes to protect the homes of those they may not even know. & # 39;
Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised $ 1,000 for each person affected by the fire and $ 400 per child.
"Our most important thoughts and prayers are with those who have been so directly and terribly affected by these fires," he said on Saturday afternoon.
& # 39; Those who have lost loved ones and those who will borrow have lost loved ones in the near future. Those who have lost houses, those who sit in the smaller ruins of properties that once stood, they are the ones that Australians will think of today.
& # 39; I want them to be assured of the friendliness, love and support of their fellow Australians and that the government will do everything they can not only to relieve them of this immediate situation, but to be there and the recovery in the weeks and months and years ahead.
& # 39; Unfortunately we have lost two Australians and I fear that we will lose more before the day is over. & # 39;
Morrison also noted that Western Australia was alert to forest fires, because the weather conditions could break out there and spread quickly at any time.
At least 36 fires also burned in Queensland, but better weather conditions meant there was no threat to homes or lives on Saturday.
More than 1,300 firefighters are fighting NSW while officials admit that the situation is extraordinary # 39; and hot, dry weather forecasts mean & # 39; we are not bothered by & # 39;
Some volunteer firefighters left their own homes, which were also threatened by the fires, to protect those of complete strangers
Firefighters work on Saturday to fight a bushfire along Old Bar Road in Old Bar, NSW – one of the 70 fires that are still burning
Embers of a tree are seen burning while the fires rage in all coastal towns of NSW
Hot windy conditions have destroyed forest fires throughout the state (pictured fire in Woodford in the Blue Mountains, NSW)
A frightening audio recording was recorded when five NSW RFS volunteers were imprisoned by three fire fronts in the Taree area on the north coast of the state.
& # 39; We are trapped by a falling tree, & # 39; could hear the firefighters say through the emergency radio of the service before they escaped the advancing flames by driving over the tree.
Commissioner Fitzsimmons said the situation would get worse because the ideal weather for forest fires was predicted in the coming week.
He also warned that the drought in much of NSW, and the expected weather in the coming months, meant that the state was looking at a catastrophic burning season.
& # 39; It's not just next week, but unfortunately the forecast for the season's balance is still driven by above-normal temperatures, below-average rainfall, to dominate the coming months, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; If you place it in this extremely drought-ridden landscape, where you have no moisture in the ground … a combustibility of the fuel that shows exceptional fire behavior, fire spreads and burns very intensely, very aggressively … with spot fire activity, double or triple what would normally be expected in the circumstances we have experienced.
Residents evacuate themselves and their animals to a park in Old Bar while the fire penetrates the small town
LPG cylinders are seen after being removed from a gas station by firefighters along an Old Bar Road in Old Bar, NSW
Massive plumes of smoke are visible from space and part of the smoke has come all the way to New Zealand
Firefighters work to save a house because they contain a bushfire along the Old Bar Road in Old Bar, NSW
A water bomb helicopter attacks a bushfire near houses along Old Bar Road in Old Bar, NSW
& # 39; The flammability, the lack of moisture in the vegetation, makes it so susceptible to ignition that many embers walk far in front of the main fire, hold on, start burning and quickly accelerate the movement of fire across the landscape and in different communities.
Risico The risk is real, the risk is here, the consequences are absolutely clear and obvious in the past few weeks and especially emphasized in the last 24 hours.
& # 39; We have the worst of our burning season ahead of us. We are not even in the summer. & # 39;
Commissioner Fitzsimmons described how the body of the dead man was found in the car by one of the service volunteers who tried to identify irresponsible people.
& # 39; One of our senior volunteer commanders has encountered a burnt-out vehicle and the remains of someone are located in that vehicle, & # 39; he told the ABC.
& # 39; Clearly that is very disturbing and our thoughts and prayers to those affected and especially the family and loved ones of the occupant of this vehicle. & # 39;
The fires burned through various NSW cities on Friday evening and the fire was expected to last for hours
Forest fires burn on Friday evening close to houses in Woodford (photo) with fires expected to continue through the night
The NSW Rural Fire Service stated that 12 & # 39; emergency warnings & # 39; (shown in red) were still present for fires from the Blue Mountains to the Queensland border
NSW RFS crews perform property protection while the fire continues to burn through homes on the Railway Parade in Woodford, NSW (photo)
Commissioner Fitzsimmons said about the more than 30 injuries, 19 for firefighters and 16 for members of the public.
He said that firefighters had to deal with a very dynamic, volatile and dangerous set of circumstances.
& # 39; We are on unknown territory … we have never seen so many fires at the same time at the emergency warning level, & # 39; he said.
Carol Sparks, mayor of Glen Innes, where both victims were killed, lost her own home and described the devastation that the city was experiencing so soon after other fires hit the area.
"The school was lost, (houses) were burned, people were burned, lives were lost. People fought to save their houses and then had to run away because their cars were blown up, it was just terrible," she told it. ABC.
The fire at Glen Innes is so bad that 164 prisoners had to be evacuated from the local prison to Grafton with a minimum of security.
& # 39; Employees of Glen Innes, Grafton and our Security Operations Group have done an excellent job under such circumstances to ensure the safety of everyone & # 39 ;, said NSW Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin.
Grafton prisoners remained locked up in their cells and the evacuated Glen Innes prisoners were in other parts of the prison.
The NSW Rural Fire Service stated that 12 & # 39; emergency warnings & # 39; were still present before the fire from the Blue Mountains to the Queensland border.
In Wallabi Point, where one of the emergency fires burned on Saturday morning, there were reports that an entire street in the city had been swept away.
& # 39; We have a huge fireball storm from the south and it has risen in the last half hour. There are flames that must be 60 feet high, & Peter Lean told resident Today show.
& # 39; I have never seen the sky so red since 2000. The entire street at the end of the roundabout has disappeared. & # 39;
The Block participants Deb and Andy Saunders had to flee their home in the small town and stay in a shelter with other Wallabi Point residents.
& # 39; He said there were a hundred meters of flames a hundred meters from his house, and he was clearly very worried, & # 39; said the Block host Scott Cam.
& # 39; At this stage his home is safe, his family safe. And he is really cheerful, given the situation he is in. & # 39;
Smoke from the raging forest fires was visible far away Tuncurry, on the NSW Mid North Coast on Saturday
The wavy smoke was a creepy contrast with the crystal blue water and cloudless sky
Firefighters warned that the situation would only get worse because the ideal weather for forest fires was predicted in the coming week
A visitor to the Mt Coottha lookout is seen as a smoke haze due to fires in central Brisbane
NSW Rural Fire Service personnel ensure property protection while a bushfire is burning in Woodford
A fireman is seen at work while the RFS conducts property protection in Woodford, while forest fires destroy the state
A resident snakes smoldering trunks on the Woodford site, where hot, windy conditions have caused great damage
In Queensland, firefighters are stretched to the limit because hot and dry conditions, together with strong cities, turned cities into tinder boxes.
A resident in the small town of Bobin, near Taree, posted on social media that the local school was on fire and that at least one resident was imprisoned.
The school is said to have been destroyed in hell in Bobin, as well as no fewer than 20 houses.
Two houses were lost in Coraki, south of Lismore.
The smoke from the fires combined to create & # 39; fire clouds & # 39; that can cause lightning even in the absence of rain or storm activity.
& # 39; These (fire clouds) are extremely dangerous. Don't get caught in the open field, & said the NSW RFS.
Fire crews are forced to seek shelter in nearby creeks while they continue to fight against the raging fires.
Commissioner Fitzsimmons described the fires as both & # 39; fleeting & # 39; if & # 39; unprecedented & # 39 ;.
& # 39; It is here in NSW without precedent to let 17 fires burn at the same time at the alarm level. We have never lit so many fires at the same time, & he said.
The Commissioner encouraged people to stay where they were because the access road was in many cases more dangerous than their homes.
& # 39; You must understand that many of the access roads in and around many of these fires are more dangerous than staying in a shelter or a safer place in your local community or property, & # 39; he told the ABC.
& # 39; The main message is about shelter and shelter – it's just too dangerous and too late to leave. & # 39;
There are currently 15 fires at emergency levels throughout NSW, while firefighters are working hard to control the fire
A school in Bobin is said to have been destroyed with no fewer than 20 houses of which more than 1000 firefighters try to fight the fire throughout NSW
Residents watch a bushfire burn on Friday in Woodford, New South Wales
Firefighters and trucks are seen during code of conduct protection, while fires destroy New South Wales
A fireman from the RFS runs over the road during forest fires in NSW. A fire truck can be seen in the background
Residents watch as a water helicopter plane flies past their property in Harrington
RFS encourages those affected or loved ones affected by the fires to visit the Register Find Reunite site.
Thousands of Queenslanders were forced to evacuate on Friday after hell came just a few miles from Brisbane city center and a multiple of fires broke from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast.
Residents of Scenic Rim, about 90 minutes southwest of Brisbane, have two dangerous forest fires on either side of them, the wind of which is expected to increase during a hot, dry night.
One is an eruption in Tarome, a rural hamlet about 80 km southwest of Brisbane, which is expected to hit the small community by the early evening.
The other outburst is at Clumber and Moogerah, where a preparation to leave the order has been issued.
& # 39; Today was a difficult and dangerous day. The bush fire threat is expected to last for many hours, & RFC wrote on Facebook.
& # 39; Houses, buildings and facilities were destroyed today. The exact number will not be known for some time, since Building Impact Assessment Teams inspect the widespread area.
& # 39; Many people have asked for help today – and due to the size and speed of the fires, we have not been able to reach anyone, even by road or helicopter. & # 39;
Shocking photographs showed the flames dangerously close to houses near Taree and the streets of Grafton blurred in a thick red haze.
A mayor on the central north coast of the state said the forest fires that tore through the region & gruesome and gruesome beasts & # 39; goods.
Mayor of the Mid-Coast Council, David West, says he is tormented when residents brace themselves for volatile fire conditions near Taree.
& # 39; From my personal perspective, it's horrible, & # 39; he said to AAP on Friday afternoon.
& # 39; I have never felt a sense of fear that I am doing now, the fear of my community. & # 39;
The sun is seen by heavy smoke while a bushfire burns in Woodford on Friday afternoon
A water tanker plane drops fire retardant on a bushfire in Harrington on Friday
More than 90 fires burned on Friday evening, with the NSW Rural Fire Service 16 & # 39; emergency warnings & # 39; for fires from the Blue Mountains to the Queensland border
Smoke from the fires that raged over the mid-north coast of New South Wales and as far as the Queensland border could be seen from space
A shocking photo showed the streets of Grafton clouded in a thick red haze while more than a dozen fires raged across the state
West said a fire near Forster Thursday night threatened a council building.
& # 39; It was literally a wall of yellow, terrible, beastly, tormenting flames, & # 39; said the mayor.
& # 39; It was a terrible beast. & # 39;
The mayor – who lives in Brimbin – is particularly concerned about an uncontrolled fire near Hillville south of Taree.
The Pacific Highway was closed on Friday in both directions between Taree and Bulahdelah, and in Port Macquarie between the Oxley Highway and Hastings River Drive.
& # 39; It (the Hillville fire) is moving towards the coast fairly quickly, & # 39; said Mr. West.
& # 39; The area where I live has not been burned for about 30 years. There is a huge amount of fuel. & # 39;
A number of schools are closed in the area due to forest fires.
MidCoast Council deputy mayor Claire Pontin – who lives in nearby Hallidays Point – says the area & # 39; tinder dry & # 39; is.
& # 39; It's just crispy. In some places you can hear the leaves grinding under your feet. & # 39;
A water helicopter for aircraft drops water on a forest fire in Harrington, 335 km northeast of Sydney, on Friday
A mayor on the central north coast of the state said the forest fires that tore through the region & gruesome and gruesome beasts & # 39; were (photo from the aerial photo of a bushfire in Harrington near Port Macquarie)
A still image of an aerial photograph showed forest fires that flooded the highway north of Tuncurry, near the town of Forster
Previously, a man aged 50 and older suffered severe burns to his legs and hands while attempting to defend his rural property in Yarrowitch, east of Walcha, on Thursday.
Rose Barr, predictor of the Bureau of Meteorology, says there must be a short delay in the weather conditions of the fire, as the temperatures cool down at the weekend.
& # 39; (But) from Monday the conditions will get warm again and the temperatures will be considerably higher & # 39 ;, she told AAP.
Rising temperatures are expected to cause major burns by Tuesday in much of NSW.
Uncontrolled flames were broken from a nearby residential area in Harrington
The dust was expected to be blown on Friday in much of the northeastern part of the state, with the Central Coast and Newcastle areas being hit hardest (Harrington fire pictured)
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