Record temperatures which led wildfires across eastern, northern and central of Australia have cooled, helping firefighters tackling the blazes.
In New South Wales, Australia's most populated state, more than 130 fires are still burning.
New South Wales Premier, Barry O'Farrell, said: ""The crisis isn't over. This fire is still alive."
Meanwhile in Victoria, a 128-year-old historic home, Carngham Station, was burned to the ground after it caught fire from an ember.