Fire groups 'beginning to get the high ground'


Fire groups are engaging two blasts in the NSW Hunter Region with local people being encouraged to remain caution and be prepared to act should the threat get excessively up close and personal.

A crisis cautioning was issued this evening for Weston, 11 kilometers north-east of Cessnock, as flame consumes along a segment of Hospital Road.

Despite the fact that the quick danger to properties has brought down, firefighters, alongside air ships, are proceeding to moderate the spread of the fire as unusual breezes move it towards the town of Pelaw Main.

It has consumed a sum of 62 hectares up until now.

"Conditions are facilitating and teams are beginning to get the high ground," NSW Rural Fire Service representative James Morris told

The crisis cautioning has now been brought down to a watch and act, as firefighters from the Rural Fire Brigade and Fire and Rescue work to moderate the blast.

Another wild fire is consuming along Richardson Road in Campvale, around 50 kilometers from the Weston blast.

Mr Morris told there is a sum of 150 firefighters handling the Richardson Road blast and an extra 70 firefighters taking care of the Weston one.

Local people there have been exhorted it is past the point where it is possible to leave and are encouraged to look for haven if safe to do as such.

The fire is moving in an easterly bearing towards Salt Ash, close Port Stephens, and tearing through in excess of 590 hectares of brush.

"There are as yet noteworthy breezes however the fire action is beginning to diminish around Richardson Road," Mr Morris said.

Nelson Bay Road has revived after past terminations from the Campvale fire, anyway movement in the zone is substantial and access to Nelson Bay by street is as yet constrained between Medowie Road and Richardson Road.

Richardson Road was shut between Ferodale Road and Neslon Bay Road as an immediate consequence of the hazardous conditions.

The Rural Fire Service is cautioning individuals to just clear whether safe to do as such.

A crisis instant message has been sent to all local people in the region and individuals who live in the territory who aren't home, are cautioned they ought not return until further notice.

Waterbombing flying machines are as of now attempting to control the two bursts and ground groups are managing solid breezes spreading the fire.

There have been no reports of death or damage and no properties have been harmed.