Terrifying shots have made furious forest fires that hit homes on the NSW middle-north coast.
Several houses have been lost in and around Forster, 300 km north of Sydney, although the authorities say it is too early to tell the true extent of the losses.
Uncontrolled fires burn between the city and Tenterfield, almost 500 km further north.
Video footage showed residents of Forster driving out of the city or standing by while their houses were overshadowed by the flames.
Fires have flooded Forster, on the middle north coast of New South Wales, forcing residents to leave when their homes, cars, and shopping malls are burned. Blaze pictured in Forster
Greg Allan from the Rural Fire Service told Daily Mail Australia: & The fire burns fairly close to a residential area. If it is safe, our construction impact teams will assess on site. & # 39;
Emergency bushfire warnings have been given for three NSW fires while firefighters are fighting heat and strong winds.
The warnings were issued for fire in Forster, Hillview and Taree, Mr. Allan said.
The warning for Forster advised: & # 39; An emergency warning is the highest level of Bush Fire Alert.
& # 39; You may be in danger and need immediate action. Any delay now puts your life at risk. & # 39;
A less serious & # 39; watch and act & # 39; alarm was issued for fires at Bills Crossing Crowdy, just east of Taree.
A fire on Stockyard Flat burns on more than 4,000 hectares with residents near Blomfield Road who are encouraged to seek shelter and protect themselves from the heat of the fire.
The fire has been reduced from an emergency warning to a & # 39; watch and act & # 39 ;.
Uncontrolled fires burn between the city and Tenterfield, almost 500 km further north. Blaze pictured in Port Macquarie
Emergency bushfire warnings have been given for three NSW fires while firefighters are fighting heat and strong winds. Blaze pictured in Forster
The fire goes east towards the Warnes river.
The Torrington fire continues to get out of hand and has burned out more than 9,655 hectares.
The RFS says the fire is moving northeast to Silent Grove, Maids Valley, and Mole River, and it's too late for residents in those areas to leave.
Embers also make spot fires for the fire front.
The Wandsworth eruption moves north-east toward Guyra Road, which is closed, and the Macintyre River.
Friday is expected to be severe fire conditions when firefighters begin to prepare for the intense conditions. Port Macqurie pictured
People in the area are advised to seek shelter as it approaches and to protect themselves from the heat.
The nine-hectare Forster brand, in the Goldens Road area, has broken containment lines on the east side of The Southern Parkway.
In the meantime, the Hillville fire burns in the Talawahl nature reserve, to the east towards the Pacific Highway.
Residents in the Possum Brush Road and Talawahl areas are also advised to seek shelter when the eruption approaches, while those in Hallidays Point or Corrigan should be aware of smoke and embers.
Seven total fire bans are in force for Thursday and emergency services have warned people to worry, with a forecast high of 37C in Grafton.
About 66 fires burn over NSW, 19 of which are not closed.
The warnings were issued for fire in Forster, Hillview and Taree, Mr. Allan said. Blaze pictured in Forster
The RFS said that strong westerly winds blow dust over much of northeastern states, and the Central Coast and Newcastle areas are likely to withstand hazy conditions in the coming days.
& # 39; These strong winds are creating a fire hazard. Important today to stay up to date, review your bush fire survival plan and know what you will do if you are threatened by fire & # 39 ;, said the RFS on Twitter.
Total fire bans apply in the far north coast, north coast, Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney, New England, northern slopes and northwestern regions.
There is also a very high fire hazard rating in Illawarra / Shoalhaven, Monaro Alpine, southern and central range.
The warm, dry and windy conditions are expected to continue until Friday.
A predictor from the Bureau of Meteorology said that Daily Mail Australia will slightly diminish the circumstances on Thursday evening as the westerly winds begin.
A predictor from the Bureau of Meteorology said Daily Mail Australia will slightly diminish the conditions on Thursday evening as the westerly winds begin but Friday will be the worst day of fire in a while & # 39; to be. Blaze pictured in Forster
& # 39; Friday is another story, & # 39; said the spokesman.
& # 39; It's actually the worst burn day we've had in a while. & # 39;
The spokesperson said there will be strong northwest winds combined with high temperatures and humidity.
He said that a southwest wind will change in the evening, meaning that the fire can change direction. He said in some parts that it would be cooler and Saturday & # 39; not so bad & # 39 ;.
Allan said the national fire brigade is preparing for the intense day ahead, with an emphasis on the northeast.
Meanwhile, Queensland will be brewing with temperatures rising to 40 ° C in the southeastern state.
He said that a southwest wind will change in the evening, meaning that the fire can change direction. He said in some parts that it would be cooler and Saturday & # 39; not so bad & # 39 ;. Blaze pictured in Forster
The severe weather forecasts for Friday have led to extreme fire hazard warnings and fire bans in much of the state.
Gusts of wind up to 80 km / h are expected & noon while a low pressure sweep sweeps southeast, the weather agency says.
Brisbane will reach a maximum of 37 ° C, while Ipswich will sizzle at 39 ° C the next week with no chance of rain.
Extreme fire hazards will peak in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt with warnings also issued for the Maranoa, Warrego, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett regions & the southeast coast.
& # 39; We expect that the worst of those conditions will be felt in the southeast of the country tomorrow, with temperatures rising six to 10 degrees above the average during this time of year & # 39 ;, predictor Kimba Wong said.
The severe weather forecasts for Friday have led to extreme fire hazard warnings and fire bans in much of Queensland. Blaze pictured in Forster
& # 39; It's a serious start to the burning season with worse conditions than last year. & # 39;
Forest fires are already burning in Queensland on the Darling Downs near Laidley and south of Gympie.
No evacuations were ordered on Thursday, but residents are warned to stay alert to Friday's extreme conditions.
Conditions will be relaxed on the weekend, but the fire warning will remain in effect.
Paramedics warned people to stay hydrated and take regular breaks – especially those who work outside.
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