NSW firefighters battling dozens of blazes throughout the state are hoping to see some easing of conditions before temperatures soar early next week.
The father of two's stage-four melanoma diagnosis did not stop him from heading to the scene of raging fires on the NSW mid-north coast.
The Bureau of Meteorology said some NSW fires were pumping out so much smoke they were appearing as 'significant rain' on their radars.
A man will appear in court in Newcastle, NSW, charged with intentionally causing a fire and other offences in the Lake Macquarie area.
Firefighters will face a race against time this weekend as they try to get on top of the bushfire crisis before conditions deteriorate.
Newcastle teen Lawson Rankin's dad said his wife collapsed after learning what had happened to their son in Bali.
So much of NSW is now alight that smoke from the bushfires is impacting communities across the Tasman Sea in New Zealand, the NSW RFS says.
A former ATO deputy commissioner's two children have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to defraud the tax office in an alleged $100 million fraud.
A huge 250,000-hectare bushfire at Gospers Mountain northwest of Sydney has joined up with the neighbouring Little L Complex and Paddock Run blazes.
A police manhunt for a man alleged to have punched a teenager in the back of the head in Sydney has ended in the suspect's arrest.
A NSW man is alleged to have stabbed a man in the back and front but will defend a murder charge on the grounds it wasn't intentional, a court has been told.
An above-average number of people are going to hospitals or calling an ambulance for breathing problems for the third week in a row amid NSW's bushfire crisis.
A Bulgarian judge says there is a real fear Jock Palfreeman could be returned to prison despite the Sydney man being released on parole in September.