New South Wales is being ravaged by more than 90 fires, which authorities are still battling to control. At least one person is dead and hundreds of homes have been destroyed.
The severity of the blazes only became widely apparent late yesterday, as high temperatures and strong winds fanned the flames, which spread rapidly across several regions in the state.
Photos have begun to emerge on social media of the aftermath in the light of day, and the pictures are tragic.
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