Over 1000 firefighters have been working round the clock in a bid to put out what has been described as bizarre level bushfires raging through the state of New South Wales.
Media reports indicate that there are more than 90 fires that firefighters are battling with.
The fires were confirmed by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) on Twitter.
"At 5.30 pm, there are 96 fires burning across the state, with 57 yet to be contained. 17 fires remain at Emergency Warning, mostly across the north coast and northern NSW. If you are near a fire at Emergency Warning level, take action now to protect your life, " the tweet by the NSW RFS read.
Tenterfield, Armidale, Clarence Valley, Port Macquarie, Nambucca and Kempsey are said to be the most affected areas.
The blazes are feared to be getting even more fierce.
"To have 17 fires concurrently burning at emergency alert level is without precedent in the state of New South Wales," NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told members of the press. "We've simply never had this number of fires burning at the same time, " he added.
There have been reports of local communities residing near the fires sustaining injuries and their properties being damaged.
There are also reports of people being unable to get out of their houses and rescuers being unable to reach them because of the sheer ferocity of the fires.
The hot and windy conditions have made efforts at battling the conflagration even more difficult.