Australia bushfires: Man loses home three weeks after wife dies of cancer

With hundreds of houses damaged and destroyed there is no shortage of heartbreaking tales from Australia's catastrophic bushfires.

But some stories, like that of Bill Morris, hit harder than others.

Three weeks ago Morris lost his wife to ovarian cancer. Now, he has lost his house too.

The 62-year-old was evacuated from his home in Colo Heights, New South Wales, on Friday as fires ripped through the region.

He had lived with his wife in the home for more than three decades, according to a GoFundMe page set up to help Morris.

Kylie Kinnish, who made the fundraising page, said she wanted to raise money "to help rebuild a home for Bill and his son".

Morris' son, who was also living with him in the house, was helping battle the blazes as a local firefighter at the time the house was lost, Kinnish said.

She said Morris and his wife had raised their family in the home and it was full of memories.

"They raised their six beautiful children in this home and sadly not only are they now grieving the loss of their mother but the loss of all that was hers."

Kinnish told the Daily Mail Australia that the family was still trying to process their loss.

"They're just a shattered little family. They're just shell-shocked and still trying to process it."

So far, the GoFundMe page has raised almost AU$50,000 (NZ$53,000).

Firefighters in Australia are being stretched thin as the fires continue to burn across New South Wales and Queensland, and as temperatures keep rising conditions are set to get worse. 

So far, six people have lost their lives in the blazes.