In Photos: Australia Bush Fire

200 homes have been damaged or destroyed during a massive bush fire in New South Wales.

The fire started at the Port Stephens area, more than 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Sydney on October 13th.

A 63-year-old man died of a suspected heart attack on Friday, defending his house from the big fire.

Police said Monday they had arrested two boys, age 11 and 15, over two earlier bush fires.

The 11-year-old has been charged with two counts of intentionally causing fire and being reckless as to its spread, NSW Police Force said.

About 287,000 acres (116,167 hectares) were affected by the fire.

A volunteer fire fighter, Michael Green recorded a video of the fire using his phone.

CNN reported that Forecasts of high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds over the next few days in the Blue Mountains region, west of Sydney, have state officials especially concerned.

Power lines were also blamed for the fire as reported by CNN.

Locals feared that three big fires could merge into an inferno in New South Wales where lots of people live.

Here are the photos of the fire…

Please click the photos for larger images:

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