While communities across NSW have worked tirelessly to battle dozens of bushfires across the state, it's not over yet. Here's how pictures told the story on Tuesday.
On Tuesday evening, there were more than 50 fires still burning across the state, with about half of those not contained.
The fires have burned through more than one million hectares, with reports that up to a dozen more properties were damaged or destroyed, on top of the 150 lost earlier in the week.
Three people have been confirmed dead but there are no more reports of missing people.
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A number of injuries to RFS firefighters have been reported, including fainting, heatstroke and smoke inhalation, none of them life-threatening.
A firefighter battling a blaze at Turramurra in Sydney's Upper North Shore suffered a fractured arm and ribs.
While conditions are expected to ease overnight, a Total Fire Ban remains in place for Wednesday.
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A fire near the Pacific Highway, north of Nabiac in the Mid North Coast. Image: AAP
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