THREE people have died in separate house fires across Sydney in the past two days.
One woman died in a house fire in Hazelbrook in the Blue Mountains last night, while human remains have been found in separate fires in Cronulla and Blaxland.
Police were called to a house in Hazelbrook in the Blue Mountains at 9pm last night, after reports of a fire. The body of a female was found inside the house, while a man and woman were taken to Nepean and Concord hospitals in serious conditions.
Early Friday morning, a body was in a duplex on Morse Road in Blaxland after a house fire.
Yesterday afternoon police then discovered human remains in a house in Cronulla, after a house blaze was distinguished on Thursday evening.
All fires, including a fourth unoccupied house fire in Shalvey last night, are under investigation by police.
Wild weather has also caused destruction across the state.
The SES have had 1013 calls for help in the past 24 hours, due to damage caused by the strong winds and fallen trees. There are currently 250 outstanding jobs, a spokeswoman for SES said.
"There is mainly roof damage and trees falling on roofs and blocked roads," the spokeswoman said.
Yesterday a 24-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on him in Gleniffer, on the north coast of NSW. The tree lopper had been cutting down trees on a private property, when the tree fell on him at 10.40am, police say.
Power was interrupted to 40,000 homes and businesses yesterday from the 100 kilometre winds.
Today 2,000 homes and businesses are without power as a result of the wild winds. Augrid crews will attempt to restore power to houses still affected in Sydney suburbs Beacon Hill, North Strathfield, Beverly Hills and Burraneer today.
The good news is weather is expected to ease today and tomorrow, with a few showers and windy conditions expected and a top of 17 degrees, according to the Bureau of Metrology.