Stay Updated On The NSW Fires: Google Crisis Map, Frightening Twitter Photos

Google Australia has set up a mirror to the NSW Rural Fire Services' fire alert map, meaning that this link will get you to all the latest emergency warnings for the fires now burning out of control around the state. We've also embedded an auto-refreshing Twitter stream to help you keep up-to-date.

Smoke is once again being picked up by the Bureau of Meteorology's radar station, and a thick layer of smoke has started blanketing Sydney.

NSW Police Update 04:42:12PM: Residents in the Springwood, Yellow Rock, Winmalee, Emu Heights, Mt Riverview and Castlereagh areas should take shelter and protect themselves from the radiant heat.
Follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan. If you don't have a plan, ensure you know what you will do if the fire threatens where you are. Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking, listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
For information on road closures, check

There are some frightening images coming in over Twitter. The live feed is below.

More photos over on Business Insider.<

Stay safe, NSW. Listen to fire crews, stay abreast of warnings and leave when told. We're thinking of you.

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