NSW and Queensland fires: two people dead, seven unaccounted for and more than 100 homes destroyed – live

NSW’s Glen Innes the site of confirmed deaths and missing persons, as 77 bushfires still burn across the east-coast states
Full report: At least 100 homes destroyed in NSW and Queensland fires

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Greg Allan, spokesman for the NSW rural fire service, has given us a quick update on the resources out there fighting the 81 bush and grass fires across the state.

There are more than 1,200 RFS firefightersmore than 300 vehiclesand more than 60 aircraft including two large air tankers.

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In the north of NSW, 164 minimum security inmates were evacuated from Glenn Innes prison to Grafton, according to the department of corrections.

There are stock losses and at least 10 homes as well as bridges lost in the Nambucca valley, the mayor of the shire, Rhonda Hoban, has said. The Kian road fire has gone through more than 14,000 hectares and is at a watch and act level.

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