The forest fires you can see from space: incredible satellite images show hundreds of miles of smoke while more than 90 fires devastate the east coast of Australia
- Satellite images show the widespread destruction of fires raging through NSW
- In the images, smoke flows along the north coast of the state
- Three people died in the fire and Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the death toll will rise
Shocking satellite images have shown that the widespread devastating forest fires along the east coast of Australia have caused.
From Saturday evening, almost 80 fires burned in NSW, 36 of which were unguarded and another four at alarm level along the north coast of the state.
Three people have been confirmed dead and others feared missing, while more than 150 homes have been lost on the mid-north coast.
Houses have also been lost in Queensland, where a state of emergency has been declared for 38 local government areas throughout the state.
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American meteorologist Dakota Smith shared incredible satellite images of the smoke and forest fires that are damaging the east coast of Australia
This satellite image shows the accumulation of smoke and heat over the north coast of NSW on Saturday
Incredible photos and animated images emerged from forest fires from space and smoke that burned up hundreds of miles across the Pacific was shared by the American meteorologist and scientist Dakota Smith.
& # 39; Explosive wildfire growth with giant plumes of smoke. Insane images of the east coast of Australia today, & he tweeted.
Smith later shared satellite images of the smoke that flowed over New Zealand's South Island.
Dakota Smith first shared satellite images of the growing bushfire crisis on Thursday night
Another man shared a picture of the plumes of smoke while flying over one of the worst hit areas in an airplane.
& # 39; If that's what the fires look like here on the NSW Mid North Coast, huge prayers and thoughts for those down there, & # 39; he wrote.
A six-year-old grandmother is one of three 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 found Friday at 7 p.m. after a fire ripped through her home near Glen Innes, unconscious and suffering from terrible burns in 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.
& # 39; Explosive wildfire growth with giant plumes of smoke. Insane images of the east coast of Australia, & tweeted the American meteorologist Dakota Smith
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.
& # 39; This is devastating, George was such a beautiful man. What a tragedy, & another local resident wrote.
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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