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The Telegraph Point community is uniting as they face a continuing bushfire threat and potentially disastrous conditions this Tuesday, November 12.
Residents at the Riverview Tavern are eyeing the 1228 hectare Gum Scrub fire which is near Red Hill Road and Sun Valley Road.
Riverview Tavern, Telegraph Point licencee Samantha Hawkins said residents are alert to the threat posed by the fire and are ready to take action.
"We have had a fair few of the customers come through because it's so smokey. They need to get out of their houses," she said.
"It's a very strong community here with people protecting each other. Two school students have organised a collection tin while the SES has dropped off food for the fire fighters."
The Rural Fire Service has issued a watch and act alert for November 10 but it's the conditions on November 12 that residents fear.
Rollands Plains Road resident Konrad Hansen said neighbours are borrowing firefighting equipment from each other to combat the fires.
"We coped it last weekend," he said. "It burnt out the back of our property but that doesn't mean it can't go back and burn again.
"It's the same fire has been going for the last week.
"It is gradually working its way along Red Hill and now its coming down into Sun Valley and Federation Way.
"We're a close knit community and I've got a neighbour borrowing my firefighting unit at the moment at Red Hill.
"Last night a lot of the properties were on fire and they only had three units up there."
Mooney Street resident Brian Pampling said residents are also watching for spot fires.
"All the embers from the fire that are floating down, they can start fires anywhere," he said.
"It's tinder dry at the moment and it doesn't need much to burn at all. We had an inch or so of rain two months ago but it didn't do anything."
The fire is burning north of the Wilson River in the Cooperabung and Telegraph Point area. It has crossed Red Hill Road and is moving north towards Sun Valley Road and Federation Way.
Residents that are staying behind to defend their properties are putting their bushfire survival plans into action.
Red Hill resident Nell Campling said neighbours were helping keep an eye on each other's properties in the smokey conditions.
"I've got nine cows and I'm not going without them," he said.
"We'll hit it with bore water if it comes through. We're nearly out of water in our tank.
"Tuesday's not going to be good There is a forecast of strong winds and high temperatures."
Across the state, the fire has claimed the lives of at least three people with some 100 homes confirmed destroyed.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined with relevant ministers and local MPs on a visit of the RFS headquarters at Wauchope.
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