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These Devastating Photos Show The Effects Of The Massive Bushfires In Australia

Three people have died and more than 100 homes destroyed as bushfires continue to rage in Australia.

Posted on November 12, 2019, at 4:55 p.m. ET

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Bushfires across Australia's most populated state of New South Wales have killed three people and ravaged more than 3,800 square miles of land. States of emergency have been declared in Queensland and New South Wales as arid weather and strong winds continue to create catastrophic fire conditions, which according to New South Wales state emergency services minister David Elliott “could be the most dangerous bushfire week this nation has ever seen.”

These pictures capture the dramatic scene as more than 1,50o firefighters attempt to contain the blazes.

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A fire rages in Bobin, a small town about 200 miles from Sydney, on Nov. 9.

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A bushfire burns outside a property near Taree on Nov. 12.

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Residents defend a property from a bushfire in Hillville on Nov. 12.

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A helicopter drops water on a homestead near the small town of Nana Glen on Nov. 12.

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Firefighters tackle a bushfire to save a home in Taree on Nov. 9.

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Residents watch as bushfires burn through farmland near the small town of Nana Glen on Nov. 12.

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A firefighter defends a property from a bushfire in Hillville on Nov. 12.

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Fields are left burned near Port Macquarie on Nov. 11.

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The burned remains of a property in the small community of Torrington on Nov. 11.

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A joey separated from its dead mother in a burned-out section of Torrington on Nov. 11.

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The dashboard of a car in Torrington on Nov. 11.

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Art Murphy, right, and his wife, Shirley, look at their destroyed property in Old Bar on Nov. 11.

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The remains of a plastic water tank melted to the ground in Torrington on Nov. 11.

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left) comforts 85-year-old Owen Whalan at an evacuation center in Taree on Nov. 10.

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A burned koala named Anwen, rescued from Lake Innes Nature Reserve, receives formula at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital ICU on Nov. 7.

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A Rural NSW Fire Service plane drops fire retardant near Taree on Nov. 12.

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A resident walks past homes that were hit by fire retardant during NSW RFS firefighting efforts in Sydney on Nov. 12.

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A car sprayed with fire retardant after a bushfire in a residential area of Sydney on Nov. 12.

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Bushfires burn in the distance as children play on a beach in Forster on Nov. 9.

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Smoke covers Sydney's Bondi Beach on Nov. 12.

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Smoke covers the city of Sydney at sunrise on Nov. 12.



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