By Saturday Australian fire-fighters were saying nearly 200 homes had been destroyed by the New South Wales wildfires.
It's feared more will be lost as hopes faded for rain over the weekend.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's announced a financial aid package for those who've lost their homes.
But some whose homes have already been reduced to ashes are having to come to terms with the loss of more than just a roof over their heads.
The Australian Defence Department says it's investigating whether a large fire west of Sydney is linked to explosive ordnance training in the area at the time it started.