Wildfires have passed through Australia's largest population, claiming three lives, destroying at least 150 homes and forcing more than 1,300 people to flee, according to officials.
More than 35 people were injured, including 16 of the 1,500 firefighters fighting throughout New South Wales.
Vivian Chaplain, 69, one of the three killed more than 81 blazes, continued to bleed in the area this Saturday afternoon, speaking to her daughter-in-law as flames swirled around her home, according to Sky News.
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"I was the last one to talk to her. She was in complete shock," said Chrystal Harwood. "'We have fire! There is fire everywhere!' so many times, "Harwood said." She was amazing. She was such a strong, loving woman. "
Harwood used social media to make an urgent plea for a rescue on Friday.," Harwood posted. "& # 39; The RFS couldn't get to him they were trying to … the road was a tunnel of fire."
The Rural Fire Service reported that Chaplain died at the hospital after authorities found him unaware of serious burns near Glen Innes, according to The Guardian.
"Reports initially burned 40 to 50 percent of his body," RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told abc.net.au.
Firefighters found another body Saturday morning in a burned car near a Glenn Innes – victim of the same fire that killed Chaplain.
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New South Wales police say another unidentified body was found in a burning-out building on the Johns River . An autopsy will determine if the victim is the 63-year-old woman who owns the home. On Friday, 17 fires were given to that state.
But Fitzsimmons warned people to wake themselves up for more trouble, with hot and windy conditions expected to return on Tuesday, making the fire difficult. Taree, 350km north of Sydney on November 9, 2019 as they try to contain dozens of out-of-control blazes is raging in the state of New South Wales. – At least two people were killed and 100 homes were destroyed as an unprecedented number of bushfires destroyed in eastern Australia. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP via Getty Images) “/>