Bushfires burning across New South Wales and Queensland have already killed three people and destroyed more than 150 homes

* Two Australian states declare a state of emergency

* Temperatures to soar across Australia’s east coast

* Authorities warn people to evacuate

* Threat comes after three people died in weekend fires

U.S. Department of Agriculture [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo credit:  John Newman, from the interagency [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons