Raging bushfires threaten many Sydney homes
More than 30 bushfires rampage around Sydney
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) says two new fires that broke out in the lower Blue Mountains west of Sydney this evening are posing no threat to property.
However, there are still about 30 fires blazing in the Sydney Basin.
More than 300 people have been evacuated from homes South of Nowra after a blaze destroyed five properties around Nowra Hill.
Shoalhaven local area Commander Wayne Dedden says conditions have eased but firefighters are preparing for similar conditions tommorrow.
Meanwhile, the RFS has issued an alert to residents at Mount Kuringai, Cowan, Berowra, Berowra Waters, Berowra Heights and Brooklyn to be on high alert.
The Glenorie blaze in Sydney's north is expected to jump into the Mougamarra Nature Reserve and move towards properties tomorrow.
RFS spokesman John Winter says residents who can stay at home tommorrow should do so.
The Rural Fire Service [RFS] says 10 to 15 homes have been destroyed at Glenorie in Old Northern road, Meridan road and Mount View road.
Homes in Alfords Point in Sydney's south are being evacuated after a massive fire jumped the Georges River shortly after 7:00pm AEDT yesterday.
The fire had moved swiftly through the Holsworthy Army base and across to Sandy Point where it jumped the river.
More than 100 emergency service workers in the area, with another 100 on the way.
There is also concern for residents of Glenfield and Wattle Grove near the Holsworthy base.
RFS spokeswoman Meeka Bailey says some buildings on the army base have been damaged, but it is still unclear if any homes nearby have been affected.
There are also numerous fires in the Baulkham Hills area that are causing concerns for houses.
The RFS says there are unconfirmed reports of firefighters and civilians being injured in the Maroota fire.
In Shoalhaven, the RFS is advising residents in a number of areas immediately south of Nowra to evacuate to the Nowra Showground.
Up to four homes have burnt to the ground in Gannett Road.
Shoalhaven Fire Command spokeswoman June Webster says the situation has become very serious.
"In the Albatross Road, Nowra Hill and Btu Road areas at one stage there were 50 metre flame heights in Gannett Road, and they are asking people to evacuate the area bounded by Albatross Road and Yalwal Road and go to Nowra Showground," Ms Webster said.
People evacuating their homes are asked to register at the evacuation centre even if they are travelling to friends houses to stay.
The Princes Highway south of Nowra has been closed to all traffic.
The RFS is now advising residents in east Nowra to also prepare for possible evacuation later yesterday evening.
Meanwhile, more than 300 residents from Alfords Point in Sydney's south are spending the night at a local club after being evacuated from their homes.
Operations Manager of Club Menai Janice Thelman says many of the locals still do not know if they will have houses to return to.
"They started coming in about 5.20pm [AEDT yesterday], there was a few people that were a little bit distressed because the major problem was not knowing what is happening back at their home and whether their home has been destroyed or whatever," Ms Thelman said.
"Because they didn't have time, it moved so fast - they didn't have time to grab anything."
At Glenorie, an evacuation has been established at Dural Country Club.
Road closures in the area include Halcrow Road, Boundary Road, Cattai Ridge Road, Old Northern Road and Pitt Town Road.
Voluntary evacuations are in place for Alford's Point.
In Sutherland, up to 600 people have been evacuated from Sandy Point near Heathcote to the Revesby Workers Club.