Large swathes of the state are in the firing line.
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Your Friday night in Sydney just got complicated.
Nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated.
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Alex Ellinghausen caught the destruction on camera.
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NSW and Qld had their hottest February days on record.
The conditions were 'without precedent', fire services warned.
Well you're certainly doing your job today, Mr Sun.
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'We have never seen this in NSW.'
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It could be the hottest day on record for the state.
Mosquitoes love the weather we hate and they're liking this forecast.
It's not the coldest setting.
A warning has been issued, as senators prepare to bring the heat too.