The Carrai East fire burning to the west of Kempsey has been upgraded to Watch and Act Level.
Fire activity has increased in the Dungay Creek area.
"The fire crossed a containment line yesterday afternoon and there are a few hot spots appearing in different sections of the fire ground," RFS public liaison officer Lauren Harrison said.
"Crews will be door knocking in the Taylors Arm area today to ensure residents are ready to put their bushfire survival plan into place."
Residents in Dungay Creek are advised to follow instructions from fire crews and shelter in place if fire approaches.
Active fire is currently burning along both sides of Nulla Nulla Creek Rd and is threatening multiple properties in this area. RFS and NPWS crews are onsite assisting with property protection.
The fire has crossed to the north-east of Hickeys Creek Road. Properties along Taylors Arm Road in the Thumb Creek and Burrapine areas are being notified accordingly.
Residents should continue to prepare their properties for bushfires. Preparations should include the removal of vegetation and other fuels close to the home, clearing of gutters, checking pumps and other equipment and updating or completing family Bush Fire Survival Plans.
An increased amount of smoke is in the area today, residents are urged to use caution if driving through smoke.
The Carrai East fire started in mid-October and is currently 121,647 hectares in size with a perimeter approaching 950 kilometres. The fire status remains at Being Controlled with fire continuing to spread in proximity of identified containment lines, as well as internally.
Firefighters from RFS, NPWS and Forest Corp, supported by heavy machinery and aircraft, are continuing to prepare control lines and protect properties, however containment is proving challenging with ongoing dry conditions, contributing to erratic fire behaviour.
"We are expecting conditions to worsen tomorrow. At this stage the fire danger for tomorrow will be very high with winds around 20 kilometres an hour. We are preparing for the worsening conditions," Ms Harrison said.
- Get updates on fires at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or by calling 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737).
- For information on livestock, call the Ag and Animal Services hotline on 1800 814 647.
- For information on road closures, check www.livetraffic.com and myroadinfo.com.au
- If you need to report a new fire or require urgent assistance, dial Triple Zero (000).
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