Here's what we know so far:
- As of 5pm, firefighters are battling 71 fires, 29 of which are uncontained, with three at emergency level.
- Two schools evacuated in Minmi and the M1 Motorway is partially closed closed.
- South-westerly winds expected to help and hamper firefighting efforts this evening
Looters took advantage of the desperate situation. Two teenage boys
were arrested today for allegedly stealing a charity collection box from
a Springwood cafe, and an online charity set up to help teenage girls
affected by the bushfires has also fallen victim to a looter.