At least nine people have died since Christmas Day, and the RFS is urging people to evacuate the New South Wales South Coast before dangerous conditions on the weekend. Follow the live news and latest updates today
381 homes confirmed lost on South Coast as tourists told to leave
We start the day with some sad news.
BREAKING: The number of homes destroyed by bushfires on the NSW South Coast has jumped from 176 to 381. Total number of homes lost in this bushfire crisis climbs to 1298. Devastating. #NSWfires #AustralianFires @BreakfastNews
Tourist Leave Zone – South Coast Bush Fires
Dangerous conditions for holiday makers on the South Coast of NSW this weekend
Good morning. I’m Luke Henriques-Gomes. Thanks for joining us for another day of live bushfire coverage.
Yesterday, the death toll rose as it was confirmed nine people have died since Christmas Day. But they are already warning that figure will rise when they are able to enter more communities devastated by fire on Tuesday.