Firefighters Drive Through Blaze on Mid-North New South Wales Coast

At least three people died and a number of others were unaccounted for due to out-of-control bushfires burning on the northeast New South Wales coast in early November, police said.

At least 70 fires were burning across the state on November 10, with half yet to be contained and at least 10 fires burning out-of-control, according to the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Strong winds and dry conditions caused emergency warnings to be issued for a number of bushfires over the weekend. Conditions eased on Sunday; however, authorities warned residents in affected areas to prepare for an increase in fire danger levels by Tuesday, November 12.

This footage shows a fire truck moving through a bushfire at Rainbow Flat near Taree, authorities said, on November 8.

Smoke from the fires could be seen from space. Credit: Davidson Rural Fire Brigade via Storyful