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The forecast southerly change has done little to dampen the threat of bushfires that currently ring the Port Macquarie-Hastings local government area.
Emergency warnings currently remain in place for three communities - Johns River, Dunbogan and Laurieton.
The Rural Fire Service says it is aware that some property or buildings have been lost but could not confirm the extent of the damage.
Public liaison officer Leanne Bell says RFS resources are "totally stretched" with supporting agencies now adding to the number of front line services.
The emergency operation centre is operating and headed by NSW Police with support from the office of emergency management, local land services, family and community services, SES and department of primary industries, she said.
"The fires have been impacted by that southerly influence," Ms Bell said.
Here is brief rundown of some of the local fires:
Crestwood Road fire - Is currently still within containment lines and is now at advice level with the fire still burning.
"People will see smoke and some flames, but we believe it is still within containment lines and within our containment strategy for the area."
Lindfield Park Road - People will see fire as they travel down the Oxley Highway, just east of the service centre roundabout.
"Crews are currently on site and dealing with this fire now.
"It appears to be heading in a northerly direction and is in behind properties on Wambuyn Drive.
"We have crews on the scene now.
"This fire is at watch and act level and people still need to be aware this fire is still active in some areas.
"If people see flames and it is unattended by crews they should immediately contact triple-0."
Upper Pappinbarra/Stockyard Flat - is now covering some 33,850 hectares and is out of control.
The fire is burning in an easterly direction towards Pappinbarra, Birdwood and Forbes River.
This fire has merged with Doyles River fire in the east.
Over the coming days, it may join with the Mt Werrikembe and Dingo Creek fires.
Firefighters are conducting property protection in the area.
People in the area north of the Oxley Highway and Forbes River should seek shelter if the fire approaches.
Protect yourself from the heat of the fire by sheltering in a solid structure.
Crowdy Head - This fire is currently moving in a north westerly direction. An emergency warning has been issued for the area of Johns River.
"We are asking the community to shelter in place as the fire approaches," Ms Bell said.
"It is too late to leave.
"We are also getting quite a few unconfirmed reports on this fire and how far it is spotting to the north.
"Residents are reminded that there is an evacuation centre at Laurieton United Services Club. There are quite a few people there.
"The RFS suggests residents stay there as we still have an emergency warning in place for Laurieton and Dunbogan."
Ms Bell said the RFS resources were totally stretched but were receiving support from other agencies including Fire and Rescue NSW with strike teams from Newcastle and Sydney.
"RFS strike teams from the Central Coast, The Hills District, Cambelltown, and the Hunter have also arrived to assist local crews.
"These (local) crews are exhausted. These local communities should be really proud of their local fire fighters," she said.
"We also have Forestry Corp and National Parks and Wildlife Services crews involved in these fires."
Ms Bell said it was important for people to maintain their awareness of what is happening around them.
She urged people to go to the Rural Fire Service website, utilise the Fires Near Me app, or call the bushfire information line on 1800 679 737.
"And listen to the local ABC radio and local media outlets and read those RFS messages and act on them," she added.
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