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"A sky that's screaming danger": The most powerful images from NSW's deadly bushfires.

Three people are dead, five people are reported missing, and at least 150 homes have been destroyed as “unprecedented fire conditions” have caused devastation across New South Wales.

A third person was confirmed dead on Saturday night after their body was discovered in a burnt-out home in the town of Johns River, 40 kilometres north of Taree on the mid-north coast. The home belongs to a 63-year-old woman although NSW Police say a post-mortem is required to confirm the deceased’s identity.

Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons says more fatalities are expected.

“We can’t rule out the really grave concerns that there could be more losses or indeed more fatalities as we get through and identify details across these fire grounds,” he told reporters in Sydney.

MidCoast Mayor David West, who lives in Brimbin, said that he had never seen anything like the fire in his area.

“I’m looking at a sky that’s screaming danger, that’s saying ‘get out of my way, I’m going to kill you’,” he told AAP on Friday night.

“I know that sounds melodramatic but it’s not. This is a fire that’s devouring everything in its path.”

Firefighters are now desperately trying to control devastating bushfires across NSW before a “dangerous day” of weather forecast for Tuesday with the Rural Fire Service warning “lives will be at risk”.

Here are some of the most powerful images from the unprecedented fires raging across NSW.

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Image: Jacki Pocock/Facebook.
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Matt Hope took this photo of the bushfires on the NSW Mid North Coast while on a plane to Brisbane on Friday. Image: Matt Hope/Instagram.
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The burnt out shell of a Jaguar vehicle sits in the ruins of a smouldering house on Old Bar road Near Taree, NSW, Saturday, November 9, 2019. Image: AAP.
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The remains of the residence at Four Paws boarding kennels smoulders south of Taree, Saturday, November 9, 2019. Image: AAP.
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Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters conduct property protection as a bushfire burns close to homes on Railway Parade in Woodford NSW, Friday, November 8, 2019. Image: AAP.
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The remains of the residence at Four Paws boarding kennels smoulders along the Pacific Highway south of Taree, Saturday, November 9, 2019. Image: AAP.
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— With AAP.

For up-to-date information on the bushfire emergency, including evacuation warnings, visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website.

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