Latest on bushfires in NSW and Queensland

Two people have died and seven people are missing as bushfires rage in NSW and Queensland.
Two people have died and seven people are missing as bushfires rage in NSW and Queensland.

The latest figures on the unprecedented bushfires burning across NSW and Queensland


*Two people dead in the town of Wytaliba near Glen Innes and seven missing

*A third person confirmed dead after police discovered their body in a burnt-out home north of Taree on Saturday evening

*Wytaliba resident Vivian Chaplain, 69, confirmed as one of the victims

*Second victim found in a car believed to be an elderly man from Wytaliba

* Up to 30 people injured

* More than 150 homes lost with the figure expected to rise

* About 80 grassfires and bushfires still burning with half out of control

* Emergency warnings in place for fires at Hillville south of Taree and Gum Scrub in Port Macquarie

* The prime minister says Australian Defence Force reservists could be deployed

* The Insurance Council of Australia has declared the bushfire crisis a "catastrophe" meaning claims will be prioritised

* No rain is forecast in fire-affected areas this weekend

* Conditions are set to worsen early next week with hot temperatures, low humidity and strong northwesterly winds increasing fire danger


* Some 50 bushfires burning with emergency warnings at Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek and Noosa North Shore

* Both are part of the larger Cooroibah fire north of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast

* Up to 9000 people evacuated due to the Cooroibah fire

* One home lost at Cooroibah

* One firefighter suffered a broken leg in the Cooroibah blaze

* It is too dangerous for people to go home to Noosa Banks, Noosa North Shore and areas of Cooroibah and Ringtail Creek

* Some residents of Tewantin were allowed home

* State of fire emergency declared across 42 local government areas

* Major fires also at Tarome in the Scenic Rim, the Thornton fire in the Lockyer Valley and Cobraball, southwest of Yeppoon

* Weather conditions causing severe fire danger across the state's southeast corner are moving north into central Queensland

Australian Associated Press