Astonishing photos have revealed the “apocalyptic” scenes as bushfires ravage NSW.
Two people have died and seven people are missing as fires in the state destroyed at least 100 homes amid warnings of worse to come.
In a tweet Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the bushfires as “simply terrifying”, while Labor Leader Anthony Albanese said their ferocity is “unimaginable”.
One photo of Lighthouse Beach in Port Macquarie posted to Twitter shows bright orange skies that have been compared to “doomsday” and described as “apocalyptic”.
Fires are also raging in Queensland with roughly 2000 people evacuated from Tewantin and Noosa North Shore on Friday afternoon and into the night.
The Tewantin fire is one of three major fires burning in Queensland, with crews also fighting blazes at Lower Beechmont in the Gold Coast hinterland and at Thornton in the Lockyer Valley.
Western Australia could also be at risk, with extremely hot, dry and windy conditions expected to lash parts of the state today.