An out-of-control bushfire is burning near the Bargo State Forest, with the owners of four properties on alert and firefighting reinforcements travelling to the area.
The properties on William Street in the township of Bargo may be threatened by the fire if it is not brought under control, and NSW Rural Fire Service officers have gone to the area and given advice on how to prepare should the flames reach there, a spokeswoman said.
‘‘It’s not directly threatening any properties, no one has been evacuated,’’ she said.
Heavy smoke was drifting over Bargo and flames were visible from Remembrance Drive, although the road was not affected.
A hazard reduction burn leapt out of control about 8.50am today, the spokeswoman said.
Bulldozers are en route to help reinforce containment lines and build a firebreak, and a Remote Area Firefighting Team has travelled from MacArthur in Sydney’s southwest to tackle any flames that spring up in inaccessible terrain.
Meanwhile, a bushfire that was threatening properties on NSW’s mid north coast has been brought under control.
On Saturday, at least two sheds were destroyed by the fire, which had been threatening dozens of homes in Upper Lansdowne.
About 15 firefighters were at the scene.