Bushfire crisis: Australians on NSW South Coast giving up their homes for ...

Australians are opening their homes to strangers and businesses are offering much needed supplies for people devastated by the bushfire crisis in New South Wales.

Hundreds of fires are still burning out of control across the country, destroying millions of hectares and leaving at least 1,300 homes destroyed, with catastrophic 46C weather conditions forecast for Saturday. 

Writer Erin Riley set up a database to help connect people who are stranded or have lost their home with a place to stay across the country.

More than 160 people have put their hands up to house people, and farm animals.

Hundreds of fires are still burning out of control across the country, destroying millions of hectares and leaving at least 1,300 homes destroyed, with catastrophic 46C weather conditions forecast for Saturday

Hundreds of fires are still burning out of control across the country, destroying millions of hectares and leaving at least 1,300 homes destroyed, with catastrophic 46C weather conditions forecast for Saturday

Writer Erin Riley set up a database to help connect people who are stranded or have lost their home with a place to stay across the country

Writer Erin Riley set up a database to help connect people who are stranded or have lost their home with a place to stay across the country

One successful connection included a 76-year-old man who was sleeping in his car in Milton with a person who lived nearby opening up their home. 

She said she knows of two families who have been sleeping in her car. 

'I am just blown away by the generosity of people willing to open their homes to people they don't know. It's so incredibly heartening,' she tweeted on Wednesday.

Ms Riley told Daily Mail Australia: 'We have so many people who are so eager to help. It doesn't matter if you're stuck due to highway closures or you've evacuated from your home- we want to make sure as many people as possible have a bed for the night.

'And it doesn't matter how specific the request, we'll try to find someone who can help.'

She said the more people who sign up to host bushfire victims the better and to contact the email on the website with any questions.

Images showed people lining up down the street to get access to Woolworths and Tesltra public phones in Ulladulla for much needed supplies.

Three hundred people were in the queue for the supermarket at lunchtime on Wednesday.

Craig Scott, the store's manager, told the ABC despite power being down in the area they had access to a generator after purchasing it two months ago.  

On Wednesday more than 300 residents were seen queuing outside a Woolworths in Ulladulla, NSW, which has experienced power outages

On Wednesday more than 300 residents were seen queuing outside a Woolworths in Ulladulla, NSW, which has experienced power outages

'The power's out in town, but we decided to open the store just for necessities, so people can get nappies, baby food, all that sort of stuff,' Mr Scott said.

He said there were concerns the generator would run about but a plan was in place to refill it with diesel from local boats.

Mr Scott said the store had enough supplies to feed the town for the next day but items such as breach and milk were running low.  

'As soon as they open the highway we'll have trucks coming back down.' 

A Woolworths spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia there are plans to get supplies to stores on the South Coast. 

'We're working hard to keep stores on the South Coast replenished with key essentials for the local community. All stores are currently open for trading with only our Bermagui store set to close at midday due to the planned evacuation of the town,' she said.

Firefighters fight a bushfire near on properties near Lake Tabourie on the Princes Highway between Bateman's Bay and Ulladulla in December

Firefighters fight a bushfire near on properties near Lake Tabourie on the Princes Highway between Bateman's Bay and Ulladulla in December

Ulladulla Woolworths opened its doors on Wednesday to give locals unable to leave the chance to stock up on supplies

Ulladulla Woolworths opened its doors on Wednesday to give locals unable to leave the chance to stock up on supplies

'We understand it's an anxious time and thank customers for their patience as we manage the increased demand and the road closures.

'We're also working closely with our partner the Salvation Army to ensure essential supplies are available for them to support their work in evacuation centres set up around the state.' 

A local business - Three Friends Fishing - was making saltwater ice and donating it around town, as it stays frozen longer so people can keep their fridges cool. 

Power was restored to 11,000 homes in New South Wales' South Coast on Wednesday but more than 30,000 people are still without electricity or internet. 

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NSW Police confirmed a total of seven people have been killed and two are unaccounted for in the South Coast bushfires since Monday.

The recent deaths include dairy farmer Patrick Salway, 29, and his father Robert, 63, who died trying to save their property in Cobargo, near Bega. 

A 70-year-old man was found dead outside a home at Yatte Yattah, west of Lake Conjola, on Tuesday night, while another man's body was found in a burnt vehicle on a road off the Princes Highway at Yatte Yattah Wednesday morning.

The body of a man was found in a vehicle on Wandra Road at Sussex Inlet about 11.30am Wednesday but is yet to be formally identified, while a seventh body was found outside a home Coolagolite, about 10km east of Cobargo, on Wednesday. 

Beloved great-grandfather Mick Roberts, 67, from Buchan, in East Gippsland, was found dead at his home on Wednesday morning. 

On Sunday, young father and volunteer firefighter Samuel McPaul, 28, was fighting a blaze in Jingellic, in Green Valley, about 70km east of Albury on the border of NSW and Victoria, when the truck he was in rolled, killing him instantly. 

Two other firefighters died on December 19 after a

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