"Devastating bush fires will knock out a number of the important population centers, but also will raising temperatures", he stated, by changing the nutrition value of these leaves which are the critters' only food supply.
Several fires were also reported raging in the state of Queensland, north of NSW, with at least one of them classified at the emergency level.
"We were all keeping an eye on the fire, which was on the other side of the highway", Ms Colligan told news.com.au. "We rang a friend who was in Wytaliba and he pushed through the fire to get to her". Our Building Impact Assessment Teams are still working to reach some areas ...
He met RFS crews at the access bridge, which was on fire, into the village.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison painted a grim picture of the coming months for the rest of Australia in a press conference Friday.
The premier on Sunday said the federal and state governments had already moved to put disaster relief arrangements in place. "I understand prior to the arrival and intervention of medical specialists, despite the very best efforts of all involved, we are advised this morning that lady has passed away".
According to local media, 2,000 people have evacuated. Police said the home belonged to a 63-year old woman, but a post-mortem was needed to confirm the identity of the victim and cause of death.
"It's just a fine layer, so when you look on white surfaces and in the auto, the vehicle is where it shows it up the most. kind of like a pollen is in the spring time off pine trees which is bright yellow, but this is a really ochre red".
The second victim succumbed to her extensive burn injuries later in a hospital.
"There's just nothing in our forecast to suggest anything but a dominance of above-average temperatures and below-average rainfall", he said. If you are threatened by fire, you may not get help.
Some people were warned to seek shelter from fires rather than flee, as it was now too late to leave.
Residents of Tewantin have returned home and Noosa North Shore inhabitants might be able to on Sunday afternoon.
Towns, including Port Macquarie and Grafton, were bathed in an eerie red as the huge fires threatened homes.
"That fire, beyond Wednesday and Thursday, that will be our next issue up there".
"We can't rule out the really grave concerns that there could be more losses or indeed more fatalities as we get through and identify details across these firegrounds", he told reporters in Sydney.
"It is a sobering reminder of what's around the corner", he said. A spokesperson, Paul Turner, said they are in supervisor and adviser roles, and one is a liaison officer.
One house has been lost at Cooroibah on the Sunshine Coast along with three sheds, cars and wildlife.