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Homes under threat from fires in NSW February 1, 2011 - 5:04PM
Homes were under threat in NSW after several fires broke out in northwest Sydney, fanned by extreme temperatures and dry westerly winds.
Firefighters were monitoring several rural properties on Sackville Road at rural Ebeneza, in the Hawkesbury area.
More than 30 tankers were at the scene on Tuesday afternoon helping to protect the properties after the situation escalated, the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) said.
"We are concentrating our efforts on that fire now, both air-cranes are working in the air," a spokesman said.
Another blaze was contained at Pitt Town Road at Marayly, in Sydney's northwest, and no residences were damaged.
Firefighters were also working on another fire at North Ryde, said NSW Fire Rescue spokesman Ian Krimmer.
"We have called for an additional two units but the position is in hand," Mr Krimmer said.
A total fire ban was in place on Tuesday in many parts of NSW including Sydney, the Hunter, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains.