All three people who died in unprecedented bushfires in NSW have been identified while all those feared missing have been accounted for.
Julie Fletcher, 63, was named by multiple media outlets on Sunday as the third victim of the bushfires.
Her body was discovered in a burnt-out home in the town of Johns River some 40 kilometres north of Taree on the mid-north coast.
Fires swept through the area on Saturday afternoon.
Ms Fletcher’s neighbour Russell Souter said she was a “quality person”.
“(She) would help you any time, her father was the same, they’re just a really good family,” Mr Souter told the ABC on Sunday.
Ms Fletcher’s sister told Mr Souter she was “just devastated”.
“What do you when you lose a family member?” he said.
The @NSWRFS release aerial vision of the devastating fires impacting the Johns River area, north of Taree, where 63-year-old Julie Fletcher lost her life. #NSWfires #NSWbushfires pic.twitter.com/xYvT4OPhw5
— Chelsea Hetherington (@chelsea_hetho) November 10, 2019
It has been reported the second victim of Friday’s firestorm, who was found in a burnt car near Glen Innes, is George Nole.
Those who knew Mr Nole, an elderly man from Wytaliba, took to Facebook to pay tribute to him.
“He was such a gentlemen. Will be missed by many,” Crystal Grob posted.
Wytaliba resident Vivian Chaplain, 69, was earlier named as one of the victims.
Ms Chaplain was treated for burns before being transferred to a Sydney hospital where she later died, the Rural Fire Service NSW said on Saturday.
Friends have posted emotional tributes on social media.
“I am so sorry for your loss … Vivian was such a beautiful person,” Laura Hayden wrote on Facebook.
“Many condolences to all at Wytaliba, each and everyone is in our hearts,” wrote Nola Mae.
On Saturday, seven people were reported missing but on Sunday the NSW RFS confirmed all had been accounted for.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says her thoughts are with all those affected by the fires.
“The situation is very serious,” she said in a statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers go to the families and loved ones of those who have died and to all who have been affected by these fires.”