At least two people were killed in the "unprecedented" bushfire in Australia, and seven others were missing.
As the fire emergency continued until the second day of Saturday, officials confirmed that more than 150 homes in the state of New South Wales had been burned.
Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes, bridges, schools and power lines were destroyed.
New South Wales Prime Minister Gladys Berejik Klein warned that the number of casualties will continue to increase
The two known victims are about 550 km (340 miles) north of Sydney The fire was killed by a fire near Glenn Innes.
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About 1,000 firefighters are trying to solve the New South Wales fire with the support of a water bomb.
There are reports that several people were trapped in houses in multiple places, the crew could not
Gale and up to 35C heat exacerbated the fire, many of which were in arid areas.
What is the latest?
In Queensland, thousands of people spent the night at evacuation centers, and officials assessed whether they were safe to return home.
New South Wales Rural Fire Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said that the fire situation will not be alleviated next week or throughout December, January and February.
"The temperature in the coming months will continue to be affected by temperatures above normal (and) below average rainfall," he told Reuters.
At some point on Friday, an emergency 17 occurred in New South Wales.
But fire authorities said that temperatures have dropped, humidity has increased and helicopter assistance is helping to deal with the fire.
The fire spread over the Australian coast about 1,000 kilometers (621 miles), expanding the emergency response.
Some people were warned to seek a source of fire instead of escaping because it is too late to leave now.
In New South Wales (the worst-affected state), the crew has extinguished hundreds of fires since September. Last month, two people lost their lives while trying to protect their homes.
Last week, a fire destroyed 2,000 hectares of bushes, including a koala sanctuary. I am afraid that hundreds of animals have died.
According to the Australian charity Koala Conservation Nature Foundation, more than half of the koalas living in another protected area have also been killed by wildfires.
What should the drought do?
Earlier this week, rain hit New South Wales and provided great relief to farmers. But the storm is not enough to end a long-lasting drought.
The state authorities warned that many fires would continue to burn unless there was more rainfall.
"We just can't exaggerate the profound impact of drought on fires," Mr. Fitzsimmons said.
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Because of the difficulty in taking water in dry areas, water bombs often fly long distances. In some cases, the authorities drilled holes to meet demand.
"We pay great attention to the scarcity of water, how precious it is, but the reality is that without water, we will not be able to carry out fire fighting work," Fitzsimmons said.
Last week, Sydney was covered in fire for a few days at Port Macquarie, 380 km away.
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Is this related to climate change?
According to scientists, the Australian fire season is likely to become longer and stronger due to climate change.
Authorities say they are worried about this severity. The country has experienced the hottest summer months since the record, and a fire broke out the hottest months.