Residents are being urged to stay vigilant after weather conditions have resulted in a number of fires across the region.
At 1pm firefighters were called to an out of control bush fire at Kenwood Drive, Lake Cathie.
My Place Early Learning Centre on Kenwood Drive notified families of the proximity of the blaze and some parents chose to collect their children.
A Watch and Act alert was issued for the Lindfield Park bush fire at 3.30pm.
Firefighters are also battling an out of control bush fire at Thrumster.
An emergency warning has been issued for Bills Crossing, for a bushfire burning in the Crowdy Bay National Park area. The fire is currently over 1750 hectares in size and is out of control.
If people are in the area of Bakers Road, Coralville and Bakers Trail they are advised to seek shelter as the fire approaches.
The fire has broken containment lines on the northern side of the fire and is moving east towards the coast.
Bakers Road, Crowdy Bay Road and other local roads are closed. Smoke may be visible in the Crowdy Bay area.
The message for residents is to check and follow their Bush Fire Survival Plan. Leaving early is the safest option.
Extreme fire danger into the weekend has forced a total fire ban across the Mid-North Coast and closed all State forests north of Sydney to the Queensland border.
The fire rating for Thursday, November 7 through until Saturday, November 9 across Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Kempsey and Nambucca is rated as severe.
A spokesperson from the NSW Rural Fire Service said people are likely to see flare ups in the Lake Cathie area, even as the blaze is currently listed as advice level.
It comes after a week of intense fire fighting at Crestwood-Lake Cathie, where miraculously no homes or lives were lost after a 2880 hectare blaze ripped a path through Lake Innes Nature Reserve.
The spokesperson said people should monitor conditions, take advice from fire authorities and if they see new fires call triple zero immediately.
For the latest information about fires, check the Fires Near Me app or visit the Rural Fire Service website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
- If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
- Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
- For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.
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