In pictures: The devastation from Australia's bushfires is visible from space

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As widespread bushfires continue to threaten parts of New South Wales and Queensland, photos emerging from the fire front show the devastation they've caused.

Homes have been destroyed and lives have been lost as bushfires continue to burn through New South Wales and Queensland.

The devastation is obvious from the photos emerging from the fire grounds.

An image from NASA Worldview showing numerous NSW and QLD blazes visible from space.
An image from NASA Worldview showing numerous NSW and QLD blazes visible from space.
Nasa

On the usually picturesque coast of Tuncurry, NSW smoke is choking the horizon. 

Smoke is seen in the distance near Tuncurry, NSW, November 9, 2019. At least 100 homes have been lost in NSW's North, with about 80 fires still burning around the state. (AAP Image/Shane Chalker) NO ARCHIVING
Smoke is seen in the distance near Tuncurry, NSW.
AAP

Just north in the Hilville and Rainbow Flat areas, near Taree, an emergency warning - the highest level of bushfire alert - was issued by the RFS.

Homes were destroyed and the fire tore through the bushland along parts of the Pacific Highway, leaving trucks burnt out.

 

The remains of a B Double trailer smoulders on the Pacific Highway south of  Taree, Saturday, November 9, 2019.  (AAP Image/Darren Pateman) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
The remains of a B Double trailer smoulders on the Pacific Highway south of Taree
AAP

The sun rises through bushfire smoke near Taree, NSW, Saturday, November 9, 2019. Two people have been killed and seven others are msising in bushfires in NSW which have also destroyed at least 100 homes. (AAP Image/Shane Chalker) NO ARCHIVING
The sun rises through bushfire smoke near Taree, NSW.
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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.  (AAP Image/Darren Pateman) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
The remains of the residence at Four Paws boarding kennels smoulders along the Pacific Highway south of Taree.
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The remains of a fire which burnt out bush along the Pacific Highway south of Taree, Saturday, November 9, 2019.  (AAP Image/Darren Pateman) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
The remains of a fire which burnt out bush along the Pacific Highway south of Taree.
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Residents were also evacuated from Noosa, on the Queensland's Sunshine Coast as the bushfires approached.

 The fires loomed over the town of Harrington, just 335 kilometres north of Sydney. 

An Aircrane water bombing helicopter drops water on a bushfires in Harrington, 335km north east of Sydney, Friday, November 8, 2019. Hot, windy conditions are wreaking havoc as bushfires burn out of control across parts of NSW, with 15 current emergency w
An Aircrane water bombing helicopter drops water on a bushfires in Harrington.
AAP

 In Port Macquarie, the sky was also tinged with a smokey haze. 

A fire at Woodford in the Blue Mountains eased after firefighters worked through the night to battle the blaze.

The fire burned close to homes and residents were evacuated overnight. 

NSW Rural Fire Service personnel conduct property protection as a bushfire burns in Woodford NSW, Friday, November 8, 2019. Hot, windy conditions are wreaking havoc as bushfires burn out of control across parts of NSW, with 14 current emergency warnings i
NSW Rural Fire Service personnel conduct property protection as a bushfire burns in Woodford NSW.
AAP

A bushfire burns close to homes on Railway Parade in Woodford NSW.
A bushfire burns close to homes on Railway Parade in Woodford NSW.
AAP

A resident uses a bucket to douse a burning log as a bushfire burns in Woodford NSW, Friday, November 8, 2019. Hot, windy conditions are wreaking havoc as bushfires burn out of control across parts of NSW, with 14 current emergency warnings in the state.
A resident uses a bucket to douse a burning log as a bushfire burns in Woodford NSW
AAP

 

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