Residents are being warned fires under these conditions are hard to suppress and that homes will burn.

Conditions at numerous fires across New South Wales are deteriorating, with strong winds and hot temperatures fueling flames.

As of 5:30pm on Thursday, there are 6 ‘Emergency’ level fires burning across the state.

The 4 ‘Emergency’ level fires in Northern New South Wales are as follows:

LITTLE L COMPLEX, SINGLETON | Fire activity has increased and it’s burning in an easterly direction towards Yengo Creek Road. If you are in the area of Paynes Crossing or Boree seek shelter as the fire approaches, and those at Laguna or Yengo need to leave now towards Cessnock.

GOSPERS MOUNTAIN, HAWKESBURY | The fire is travelling in an easterly direction, burning in the Wollemi, Yengo and Dharug National Parks, and Parr State Recreation areas. The fire is likely to join with the Little L fire. Wisemans Ferry Road is closed from the Ferry, east to Mill Creek. If you are in the area of Colo Heights and Boree it is too late to leave. If you are in the area of Central Colo or Lower Portland on the northern side of the Colo River, seek shelter as the fire approaches.

THREE MILE, CENTRAL COAST | The fire is burning in the Yengo and Dharug National Parks between Lower Macdonald and Mangrove Mountain. Spot fires are starting ahead of the main fire, and it’s spreading quickly in an easterly direction, towards the areas of Mangrove Mountain, Mangrove Creek, Lower Mangrove and Greengrove.

BANGALA CREEK, TENTERFIELD | A fire is burning in the area of the Cataract National Park, north of Drake, burning in a north-easterly direction towards Paddys Flat and Pretty Gully. Those is that area should leave now towards Tabulam.

Keep up to date with all the latest bushfire information on the RFS website.