Posted December 11, 2015 18:40:18

A fire burning near Teralba at Lake Macquarie. Photo: RFS crews are currently battling a blaze west of Teralba at Lake Macquarie. (Supplied: Rural Fire Service)
Map: Wollongong 2500

Fire crews are functioning to contain bushfires across the NSW Hunter area, including a single at Lake Macquarie.

The fire is burning west of Teralba on Rhondda Road behind a quarry and is sending huge amounts of smoke over the region.

The alert level for the fire has been raised to watch and act status.

The Rural Fire Service (RFS) says it is not threatening residences at this stage, but it may possibly move closer to Teralba.

Paul Very best from the RFS stated the fire was getting pushed east by westerly winds.

“Individuals in Teralba may well commence seeing some embers falling and they will undoubtedly be seeing smoke,” he said.

Budda Creek fire Photo: A fire burning in remote bush land within Yengo National Park on Friday. (Supplied: NSW Rural Fire Service)

“There has been a request for aircraft and there will be some aircraft attending that fire.”

A separate bushfire in the Upper Hunter is still burning near the Goulburn River National Park, covering 25 hectares.

Much more than 20 firefighters are on the ground fighting the blaze at Gungal, with 4 aircraft involved in the operation.

Powerful winds are making unfavourable circumstances, pushing the fire closer to the national park.

Firefighters are also battling a blaze at Buddha Creek, in remote bushland within Yengo National Park.

That fire had burnt a lot more than 220 hectares, the RFS stated.

There are two fires burning in a equivalent vicinity, started by lighting strikes from storms that went by way of the location yesterday

Out-of-control blaze in Wollongong’s north

Wollongong fire Photo: A fire burns in Wombarra, a residential suburb of Wollongong. (ABC News: Emily Laurence)

Meanwhile, an out-of-handle bushfire is burning in Wollongong’s north, on best of the escarpment.

The fire that began on Maddens Plains has reached the edge of the rocky escarpment above the leafy residential suburb of Wombarra.

Flames can be observed on the edge.

A water bombing helicopter is operating on the fire, making return trips back and forth to the sea to collect far more water.

Folks are gathered on the streets and beaches of the suburbs, watching.

The Princes Highway is closed among Helensburgh and Bulli Tops.

The RFS has the fire at guidance level.

It is urging individuals to remain up to date with info.

Wollongong fire Photo: An out-of-handle bushfire burned in Wollongong’s north, on best of the escarpment. (ABC News: Paul Cullen)

Topics: bushfire, emergency-planning, wollongong-2500, port-macquarie-2444

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