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Latest on bushfires in NSW and Queensland

By AAP Newswire

The latest figures on the unprecedented bushfires burning across NSW and Queensland

NSW:

*Two people dead in the town of Wytaliba near Glen Innes and seven missing

*A third person confirmed dead after police discovered their body in a burnt-out home north of Taree on Saturday evening

*Wytaliba resident Vivian Chaplain, 69, confirmed as one of the victims

*Second victim found in a car believed to be an elderly man from Wytaliba

* Up to 30 people injured

* More than 150 homes lost with the figure expected to rise

* About 80 grassfires and bushfires still burning with half out of control

* Emergency warnings in place for fires at Hillville south of Taree and Gum Scrub in Port Macquarie

* The prime minister says Australian Defence Force reservists could be deployed

* The Insurance Council of Australia has declared the bushfire crisis a "catastrophe" meaning claims will be prioritised

* No rain is forecast in fire-affected areas this weekend

* Conditions are set to worsen early next week with hot temperatures, low humidity and strong northwesterly winds increasing fire danger

QLD:

* Some 50 bushfires burning with emergency warnings at Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek and Noosa North Shore

* Both are part of the larger Cooroibah fire north of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast

* Up to 9000 people evacuated due to the Cooroibah fire

* One home lost at Cooroibah

* One firefighter suffered a broken leg in the Cooroibah blaze

* It is too dangerous for people to go home to Noosa Banks, Noosa North Shore and areas of Cooroibah and Ringtail Creek

* Some residents of Tewantin were allowed home

* State of fire emergency declared across 42 local government areas

* Major fires also at Tarome in the Scenic Rim, the Thornton fire in the Lockyer Valley and Cobraball, southwest of Yeppoon

* Weather conditions causing severe fire danger across the state's southeast corner are moving north into central Queensland