These incredible images of sunrise at Taree on Saturday, November 9 were a pre-cursor for a disastrous day.
There are reports that homes have been lost to the east and west of Taree.
A fire at Tapins Tops, to our west, broke containment lines on Friday and moved towards Bobin, Marlee, Wingham, Killabahk and Lansdowne.
Overnight a southerly change pushed the fire in a northerly direction towards Upper Dingo.
To our south, the fire that started at Hillville on Thursday, November 7 spread quickly east and closed in on the communities of Old Bar and Wallabi Point.
Evacuation centres were set up at Club Old Bar and Club Taree. At Club Taree, people from Upper Lansdowne, Hallidays Point, Old Bar and Hillville were being looked after by several organisations.