A “fire devil” – or whirlwind of flames – has been caught on camera as several fires burn in New South Wales.
An out-of-control grass fire at Tenterfield, near the Queensland border, has burnt through two houses in the Mount Mackenzie Road area and is at an Emergency warning level.
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Vision from the 328-hectare blaze shows flames being kicked up by the wind.
The fire is moving south east and the advice to residents is that it is too late to leave.
Nearby in Drake, another emergency warning level fire is burning out of control at Long Gully Road.
The fire is more than 153 hectares in size and it is feared strong winds may blow embers and start new fires.
Further south, an out-of-control fire is burning north east of Armidale, 27km north of Ebor.
Strong winds are pushing the fire in a south easterly direction towards Guy Fawkes River, in the Guy Fawkes National Park.
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Water bombing aircraft is on scene and residents are being advised to leave.
West of Sydney, an emergency warning level bush fire is burning near Lithgow.
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It has burned 95 hectares.
Total fire bans were declared across most of the state for Friday with fears dry conditions and hot winds could spark blazes.