Fires have been reported at Nulkaba, Kitchener, Quorrobolong and Brunkerville on Wednesday afternoon as the Hunter experienced severe bushfire conditions.
A total fire ban was implemented in the Greater Hunter region on Wednesday, with the temperature predicted to reach 40 degrees in Cessnock.
Heavy smoke has drifted over the city, but could have blown in from large bushfires at Putty.
The NSW Rural Fire Service’s Fires Near Me page reported a two-hectare fire on O’Connors Road, Nulkaba was under control at 1.30pm, and fires at Kitchener and Brunkerville were under control by 3pm.
A fire was reported to be under control on Coney Creek Lane, Quorrobolong at 3.55pm.
Only call triple-zero (000) if you see an unattended fire.
Stay up-to-date by visiting rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me.