“There aren’t many who live in Curraweela, but those who do, we all look out for one another,” he said.
Plummer said the fire burned rapidly about five miles from his property.
“Neighbors have been asked to evacuate. But I think we’re okay at the moment,” he said.
A spokeswoman for the RFS said three planes and 20 fire engines were working to contain the out-of-control fire.
“They’re dealing with pretty strong winds,” she said.
“We expect the wind to change to southwest [later this afternoon] and what that will do depends on where we are.”
The fire affects the roads between Craigs and Jerrong, including Old Station Creek Road.
“Firefighters and aircraft are working in the area to try to slow the spread of the fire,” the RFS said in a statement.
“The fire is not under control. If you have planned to visit the area or live in the area but are not home, it is not safe to return.”
On Thursday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology issued an extreme fire danger warning for the southern and central areas of the state as NSW is swept by a heatwave expected to last through the middle of next week.
35 grass and brush fires burn across NSW.
Temperatures in Sydney are expected to top 35 degrees on Thursday before cooling slightly over the next three days with highs of 30 degrees and 31 degrees.
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