Australia battles devastating wildfires

Four people have died and thousands more have been displaced since bushfires began in Australia more than a week ago. At least 300 homes in the states of New South Wales and Queensland have been razed. More than 60 bushfires are estimated to still be burning.

The blazes are now 90 per cent contained, according to the Australian Associated Press, but high temperatures through the weekend mean that could quickly change.

"Everybody has to be on alert no matter where you are and everybody has to assume the worst and we cannot allow complacency to creep in," NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said, according to the BBC.

A bushfire is pictured along Putty Road on November 15, 2019 in Colo Heights, Australia. The warning has been issued for a 80,000-hectare blaze at Gospers Mountain, which is burning in the direction of Colo Heights. An estimated million hectares of land has been burned by bushfire across Australia following catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - in the past week. A state of emergency was declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday 11 November and is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. Four people have died following the bushfires in NSW this week. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)
Emergency Warning Issued For Hawkesbury As Bushfire Nears Sydney Outskirts
A bushfire is pictured along Putty Road on November 15, 2019 in Colo Heights, Australia. The warning has been issued for a 80,000-hectare blaze at Gospers Mountain, which is burning in the direction of Colo Heights. An estimated million hectares of land has been burned by bushfire across Australia following catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - in the past week. A state of emergency was declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday 11 November and is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. Four people have died following the bushfires in NSW this week. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)
In this image made from video, forest trees are on fire in Hillville, New South Wales state, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. More than 50 homes were damaged or destroyed and 13 firefighters were injured overnight by catastrophic wildfires across Australia's most populous state before the emergency subsided on Wednesday, officials said. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
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In this image made from video, forest trees are on fire in Hillville, New South Wales state, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. More than 50 homes were damaged or destroyed and 13 firefighters were injured overnight by catastrophic wildfires across Australia's most populous state before the emergency subsided on Wednesday, officials said. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
In this image made from video, huge plumes of smoke billow from trees on fire in Gospers Mountain, New South Wales, Australia, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. At least 50 homes were damaged or destroyed in New South Wales on Tuesday by wildfires that had burnt into the suburbs of Sydney, Australia’s largest city.(Australia Pool via AP)
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In this image made from video, huge plumes of smoke billow from trees on fire in Gospers Mountain, New South Wales, Australia, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. At least 50 homes were damaged or destroyed in New South Wales on Tuesday by wildfires that had burnt into the suburbs of Sydney, Australia’s largest city.(Australia Pool via AP)
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This image made from video shows burnt property in Yeppoon, Queensland state, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Wildfires destroyed nine homes on Monday in Queensland state, where air quality plummeted in Brisbane, the state capital, and surrounding cities to the lowest possible rating of "very poor."(Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
Australia Wildfires
This image made from video shows burnt property in Yeppoon, Queensland state, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Wildfires destroyed nine homes on Monday in Queensland state, where air quality plummeted in Brisbane, the state capital, and surrounding cities to the lowest possible rating of "very poor."(Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
Smoke approaches a property on Putty Road on November 15, 2019 in Colo Heights, Australia. The warning has been issued for a 80,000-hectare blaze at Gospers Mountain, which is burning in the direction of Colo Heights. An estimated million hectares of land has been burned by bushfire across Australia following catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - in the past week. A state of emergency was declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday 11 November and is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. Four people have died following the bushfires in NSW this week. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)
Emergency Warning Issued For Hawkesbury As Bushfire Nears Sydney Outskirts
Smoke approaches a property on Putty Road on November 15, 2019 in Colo Heights, Australia. The warning has been issued for a 80,000-hectare blaze at Gospers Mountain, which is burning in the direction of Colo Heights. An estimated million hectares of land has been burned by bushfire across Australia following catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - in the past week. A state of emergency was declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday 11 November and is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. Four people have died following the bushfires in NSW this week. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)
A bushfire is seen along Putty Road on November 15, 2019 in Colo Heights, Australia. The warning has been issued for a 80,000-hectare blaze at Gospers Mountain, which is burning in the direction of Colo Heights. An estimated million hectares of land has been burned by bushfire across Australia following catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - in the past week. A state of emergency was declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday 11 November and is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. Four people have died following the bushfires in NSW this week. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)
Emergency Warning Issued For Hawkesbury As Bushfire Nears Sydney Outskirts
A bushfire is seen along Putty Road on November 15, 2019 in Colo Heights, Australia. The warning has been issued for a 80,000-hectare blaze at Gospers Mountain, which is burning in the direction of Colo Heights. An estimated million hectares of land has been burned by bushfire across Australia following catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - in the past week. A state of emergency was declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday 11 November and is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. Four people have died following the bushfires in NSW this week. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)
Fire crews wait at a property along Putty road as the fire front approaches on November 15, 2019 in Colo Heights, Australia. The warning has been issued for a 80,000-hectare blaze at Gospers Mountain, which is burning in the direction of Colo Heights. An estimated million hectares of land has been burned by bushfire across Australia following catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - in the past week. A state of emergency was declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday 11 November and is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. Four people have died following the bushfires in NSW this week. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)
Emergency Warning Issued For Hawkesbury As Bushfire Nears Sydney Outskirts
Fire crews wait at a property along Putty road as the fire front approaches on November 15, 2019 in Colo Heights, Australia. The warning has been issued for a 80,000-hectare blaze at Gospers Mountain, which is burning in the direction of Colo Heights. An estimated million hectares of land has been burned by bushfire across Australia following catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - in the past week. A state of emergency was declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday 11 November and is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. Four people have died following the bushfires in NSW this week. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)
COLO HEIGHTS, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: A bushfire is seen along Putty Road on November 15, 2019 in Colo Heights, Australia. The warning has been issued for a 80,000-hectare blaze at Gospers Mountain, which is burning in the direction of Colo Heights. An estimated million hectares of land has been burned by bushfire across Australia following catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - in the past week. A state of emergency was declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday 11 November and is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. Four people have died following the bushfires in NSW this week. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)
Emergency Warning Issued For Hawkesbury As Bushfire Nears Sydney Outskirts
COLO HEIGHTS, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: A bushfire is seen along Putty Road on November 15, 2019 in Colo Heights, Australia. The warning has been issued for a 80,000-hectare blaze at Gospers Mountain, which is burning in the direction of Colo Heights. An estimated million hectares of land has been burned by bushfire across Australia following catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - in the past week. A state of emergency was declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday 11 November and is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. Four people have died following the bushfires in NSW this week. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)
Residents defend a property from a bushfire at Hillsville near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared on November 11 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Residents defend a property from a bushfire at Hillsville near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared on November 11 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
A firefighter defends a property from a bushfire at Hillville near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared on November 11 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
Australia Fires
A firefighter defends a property from a bushfire at Hillville near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared on November 11 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12: A resident walks infront of South Turramurra homes which were bombed by fire-retardant during NSW RFS firefighting efforts on November 12, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. More than 60 fires are burning across NSW with 200 homes and sheds destroyed and three people confirmed dead. Catastrophic fire danger - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - has been forecast for the greater Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter areas which includes the Blue Mountains and the Central Coast. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian declared a state of emergency on Monday, giving giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. (Photo by Sam Mooy/Getty Images)
NSW On High Bushfire Alert As Catastrophic Fire Danger Is Forecast
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12: A resident walks infront of South Turramurra homes which were bombed by fire-retardant during NSW RFS firefighting efforts on November 12, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. More than 60 fires are burning across NSW with 200 homes and sheds destroyed and three people confirmed dead. Catastrophic fire danger - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - has been forecast for the greater Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter areas which includes the Blue Mountains and the Central Coast. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian declared a state of emergency on Monday, giving giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. (Photo by Sam Mooy/Getty Images)
A firefighter doses a bushfire in the residential area of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - Bushfires raging across eastern Australia on November 12 singed the Sydney suburbs, where firefighters were forced to scramble planes and helicopters to splatter a built-up neighbourhood with water and red retardant. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Australia Fires
A firefighter doses a bushfire in the residential area of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - Bushfires raging across eastern Australia on November 12 singed the Sydney suburbs, where firefighters were forced to scramble planes and helicopters to splatter a built-up neighbourhood with water and red retardant. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)
A firefighter doses a bushfire in the residential area of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared on November 11, 2019 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Australia Fires
A firefighter doses a bushfire in the residential area of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared on November 11, 2019 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)
A helicopter drops water on a homestead as bushfires impact on farmland near the small town of Nana Glen, some 600kms north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - Bushfires reached within kilometres (miles) of Sydney's city centre prompting firefighting planes to spray red retardant over trees and houses in a northern suburb. (Photo by WILLIAM WEST / AFP) (Photo by WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)
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A helicopter drops water on a homestead as bushfires impact on farmland near the small town of Nana Glen, some 600kms north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - Bushfires reached within kilometres (miles) of Sydney's city centre prompting firefighting planes to spray red retardant over trees and houses in a northern suburb. (Photo by WILLIAM WEST / AFP) (Photo by WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)
A bushfire burns outside a property near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared on November 11, 2019 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
Australia Fires
A bushfire burns outside a property near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared on November 11, 2019 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
A bushfire burns outside a property near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared on November 11, 2019 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
Australia Fires
A bushfire burns outside a property near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared on November 11, 2019 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A Rural NSW Fire Service plane drops fire retardent on an out of control bushfire near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared on November 11, 2019 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
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TOPSHOT - A Rural NSW Fire Service plane drops fire retardent on an out of control bushfire near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on November 12, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared on November 11, 2019 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12: NSW Rural Fire Service firefighters mop up after a bushfire in the suburb of Llandilo on November 12, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. More than 50 fires are burning across NSW with 200 homes and sheds destroyed and three people confirmed dead. Catastrophic fire danger - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - has been forecast for the greater Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter areas which includes the Blue Mountains and the Central Coast. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian declared a state of emergency on Monday, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state while almost 600 schools have also been closed as a safety precaution. (Photo by Sam Mooy/Getty Images)
NSW On High Bushfire Alert As Catastrophic Fire Danger Is Forecast
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12: NSW Rural Fire Service firefighters mop up after a bushfire in the suburb of Llandilo on November 12, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. More than 50 fires are burning across NSW with 200 homes and sheds destroyed and three people confirmed dead. Catastrophic fire danger - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - has been forecast for the greater Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter areas which includes the Blue Mountains and the Central Coast. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian declared a state of emergency on Monday, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state while almost 600 schools have also been closed as a safety precaution. (Photo by Sam Mooy/Getty Images)
Firefighters work to contain a bushfire along Old Bar road in Old Bar, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Wildfires razing Australia's drought-stricken east coast have left two people dead and several missing, more than 30 injured and over 150 homes destroyed, officials said Saturday.(Darren Pateman/AAP Image via AP)
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Firefighters work to contain a bushfire along Old Bar road in Old Bar, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Wildfires razing Australia's drought-stricken east coast have left two people dead and several missing, more than 30 injured and over 150 homes destroyed, officials said Saturday.(Darren Pateman/AAP Image via AP)
The burnt-out remains of cars and property belonging to Art Murphy and his wife Shirley are seen following bushfires in Old Bar, 350km north of Sydney on November 11, 2019. A state of emergency on November 11 was declared and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia girded for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
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The burnt-out remains of cars and property belonging to Art Murphy and his wife Shirley are seen following bushfires in Old Bar, 350km north of Sydney on November 11, 2019. A state of emergency on November 11 was declared and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia girded for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters conduct property protection as a bushfire burns close to homes on Railway Parade in Woodford NSW, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Firefighters battled 90 fires across Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, with the most intense in the northeast where flames have been fanned by strong winds, Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image via AP)
Australia Wildfires
Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters conduct property protection as a bushfire burns close to homes on Railway Parade in Woodford NSW, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Firefighters battled 90 fires across Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, with the most intense in the northeast where flames have been fanned by strong winds, Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image via AP)
Fire burns on Bolivia Hill near Glen Innes on November 10, 2019 in Glen Innes, Australia. Three people are confirmed dead with the death toll expected to rise and more than 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires continue to burn across eastern Australia. Two people died in the fire in the Kangawalla area, near Glen Innes on the New South Wales north coast. Another body was found in a burnt out house in the township of Johns River, north of Taree on Saturday. Drought-like conditions across Northern NSW and Queensland coupled with hot weather and winds have hampered efforts to bring more than 80 fires under control. Four fires (two in NSW and two in QLD) are at emergency level, while a state of emergency has been declared across parts of Queensland. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)
At Least Three Dead And Hundreds Of Homes Destroyed As Bushfires Burn Across Northern NSW
Fire burns on Bolivia Hill near Glen Innes on November 10, 2019 in Glen Innes, Australia. Three people are confirmed dead with the death toll expected to rise and more than 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires continue to burn across eastern Australia. Two people died in the fire in the Kangawalla area, near Glen Innes on the New South Wales north coast. Another body was found in a burnt out house in the township of Johns River, north of Taree on Saturday. Drought-like conditions across Northern NSW and Queensland coupled with hot weather and winds have hampered efforts to bring more than 80 fires under control. Four fires (two in NSW and two in QLD) are at emergency level, while a state of emergency has been declared across parts of Queensland. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)
A vintage Jaguar car sits in ruins after a bushfire destroyed a property in Old Bar, 350km north of Sydney on November 10, 2019. Firefighters in eastern Australia were on November 10, 2019 assessing damage from ferocious bushfires that have devastated communities and rushing to prepare for "bad, if not worse" conditions expected to flare in the coming days. (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
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A vintage Jaguar car sits in ruins after a bushfire destroyed a property in Old Bar, 350km north of Sydney on November 10, 2019. Firefighters in eastern Australia were on November 10, 2019 assessing damage from ferocious bushfires that have devastated communities and rushing to prepare for "bad, if not worse" conditions expected to flare in the coming days. (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
Fire burns at Bolivia Hill on November 10, 2019 in Glen Innes, Australia. Three people are confirmed dead with the death toll expected to rise and more than 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires continue to burn across eastern Australia. Two people died in the fire in the Kangawalla area, near Glen Innes on the New South Wales north coast. Another body was found in a burnt out house in the township of Johns River, north of Taree on Saturday. Drought-like conditions across Northern NSW and Queensland coupled with hot weather and winds have hampered efforts to bring more than 80 fires under control. Four fires (two in NSW and two in QLD) are at emergency level, while a state of emergency has been declared across parts of Queensland. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)
At Least Three Dead And Hundreds Of Homes Destroyed As Bushfires Burn Across Northern NSW
Fire burns at Bolivia Hill on November 10, 2019 in Glen Innes, Australia. Three people are confirmed dead with the death toll expected to rise and more than 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires continue to burn across eastern Australia. Two people died in the fire in the Kangawalla area, near Glen Innes on the New South Wales north coast. Another body was found in a burnt out house in the township of Johns River, north of Taree on Saturday. Drought-like conditions across Northern NSW and Queensland coupled with hot weather and winds have hampered efforts to bring more than 80 fires under control. Four fires (two in NSW and two in QLD) are at emergency level, while a state of emergency has been declared across parts of Queensland. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)
Art Murphy (R) and his wife Shirley look at a burnt-out section of their property which was caught in bushfires in Old Bar, 350km north of Sydney on November 11, 2019. A state of emergency on November 11 was declared and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia girded for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
Australia Fires
Art Murphy (R) and his wife Shirley look at a burnt-out section of their property which was caught in bushfires in Old Bar, 350km north of Sydney on November 11, 2019. A state of emergency on November 11 was declared and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia girded for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)

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