TWO DEAD: NSW ural Fire Service confirmed to people have died in Glen Innes fires.
TWO DEAD: NSW ural Fire Service confirmed to people have died in Glen Innes fires. Caitlan Charles

150 HOMES DESTROYED: NSW border fires rage on

UPDATE 6:30PM: WYTALIBA resident Vivian Chaplain, 69, has been named as the bushfire who had tragically died from burns injuries earlier this morning. 

Ms Chaplain was found unconscious with burns to 40 to 50 per cent of her body. 

UPDATE 5PM: AT least 150 homes have been destroyed in NSW bushfires. 

NSW Rural Fire Service said building impact assessments team are still working to reach some area. 

Due to fire, smoke and asbestos danger, it's likely to be some time before residents can get back to affected areas. 

NSW Rural Fire Service has also advised that there is broad damage to infrastructure, including power lines in Glen Innes.

EARLIER: NSW Rural Fire Services have confirmed that at least two people have died during Glen Innes bushfires last night.

Firefighters located the remains of a person in a vehicle at the Kangawalla fire this morning.

They also located a woman, who was found unconscious with burns to 40 to 50 per cent of her body, and later died in hospital.

Seven people still remain unaccounted for in NSW after yesterday's bushfires across the state, and NSW Rural Fire Service is working with NSW Police Force to locate any missing persons.

The Kangawalla fire has since been downgraded to 'watch and act'

The New England highway has also reopened, with a smoke warning and advice to drive to conditions.

On Friday, a fire in Shannon Vale and Wytaliba areas breached containment lines due to strong and gusty winds.

The fire burned in an easterly direction towards Newton Boyd, the Henry River area and the Mann River area.

Overnight a southerly change, pushed the fire in a more northerly direction towards the Gwydir Highway.

The fire has impacted Old Grafton Road in multiple locations to the east and west of Wytaliba.



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