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50 Surreal Images From Sydney's Bushfires

100 fires are burning around Australia's biggest city. "As bad as it gets"

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1. NSW’s worst bushfires in a decade have destroyed hundreds of homes across the state.

Chain Valley Bay fire hits residential areas. #SydneyFires #nswfires via Paige Thomas / Via Twitter: @702sydney

“By the time we’ve finished counting it will at least be in the hundreds” said New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell.

"If we get through that without the loss of life we should all thank God for miracles."

4. The Blue Mountains are ablaze.

Amazing photo of just one of the bush fires burning in NSW. Photo: Alex Morgan / Via Twitter: @Metaldad555666

More than 100 fires raged through the day, fanned by winds over 88km/hr and temperatures in the mid-30s (95 Fahrenheit).

6. Some likened the scenes to the Apocalypse.

Go for drives here almost every weekend. Never seen it look like this. Praying for those all over who have been affected. l#Apocalypse #Australia #Straya #Spring #TooHot #Fire #Bushfire #Massive #NSWFires #Crazy #Scary #Sky #SkyPorn #Smoke #Eery #Stanwell / Via Instagram: @love_kirky

19. Fires burned out of control across NSW.

NSW Rural Fire Service / Via Twitter: @nswrfs

After its hottest summer ever, Australia has had one of its driest winters on record and its warmest start to spring, creating ideal conditions for bushfires.

22. They covered a huge area.

Lithgow fire linescan as at 8:30pm #nswfires. Lithgow fire ran 25km and burnt 12,000 hectares of bush. / Via Twitter: @robrfs

A Rural Fire Service spokesman said the fire situation was unlikely to ease.

"It was a very warm winter, a very dry winter... we're not even one month into spring and we've already got this," said Deputy Rural Fire Service Commissioner Rob Rogers.

35. As Sydneysiders marveled at the skies, their thoughts were with those most affected.

Sydney city: The bushfire ash battling with 'normal' sky #nswfires... Sending strength to all affected. #fires / Via Twitter: @newscomauHQ

39. Basically, the whole of coastal NSW was affected.

Picture from the Northern Central Coast bush fires, praying for everyone 😞🔥🚒. #bushfire #rfs #catherinehillbay #nordswharf #centralcoast #fire #danger #hazard #staysafe / Via Instagram: @carlalalaliesac

49. Across NSW, people hoped for a better tomorrow.

A wild Thursday night after a terrible day. Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day for Sydney. #tired #nswrfs #bushfire #emergency / Via Instagram: @lamahotel

As night fell, more than 1500 firefighters were still tackling blazes.

50. And prayed for the safety of those keeping them safe.

Thinking of our heroes today as they fight to protect us. #nswfires #nswrfs #nswfirefighters #heroes #bluemountains #bushfire #bushfireseason / Via Instagram: @kimberleywoodwarddesigns

Remember: Planning To Make A Plan Is Not A Plan

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NSW Rural Fire Service / Via YouTube.com

Complete your Bush Fire Survival Plan at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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