Fire fighters battle blazes at Hillville and Crowdy in strong winds

Bush fires are burning at Hillville. Photo: Rodney O'Regan.
Bush fires are burning at Hillville. Photo: Rodney O'Regan.

Strong winds across the north coast has fire fighters on high alert.

Bush fires flared up at Possum Brush Road and Marylands Close in Hillville about 2pm on Thursday, November 7.

Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews are currently on site.

Meanwhile, residents in the Crowdy Bay-Harrington area are seeking shelter from an out of control bush fire in Crowdy Bay National Park.

The fire is currently 2077 hectares in size, with the alert level at watch and act.

Crews are also battling fires in the Forster area.

The RFS enforced a total fire ban for the Mid Coast area on Thursday. This will continue on Friday (November 8) due to forecast hot and windy conditions.

Under severe fire conditions, residents are encouraged to have homes well prepared and follow bush fire survival plans.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds in parts of the Mid North Coast.

A cold front has resulted in vigorous west to northwesterly winds to begin lashing the area.

Winds are expected to ease by Saturday afternoon.