UPDATED

Grass fire breaks out at Deasys Road, Pokolbin

The scene at Deasys Road. Picture: Keith Tulloch
The scene at Deasys Road. Picture: Keith Tulloch

3.35PM UPDATE

A grass fire that broke out at Pokolbin on Tuesday morning is now under control.

Lower Hunter RFS district officer Bert Pippen said crews had the fire under control and were starting to stand down.

INITIAL REPORT

Three fire crews have been called into action after a grass fire broke out at Pokolbin on Tuesday morning.

Lower Hunter Rural Fire Service received a call just before 11am about the blaze off Deasys Road.

Lower Hunter RFS district officer Bert Pippen said the fire was about three to four hectares in size and did not pose a direct risk to homes in the area.

He said the fire was "being controlled".

The fire danger rating in the Hunter for Tuesday is high due to strong winds and low humidity, and could turn very high in the afternoon, Mr Pippen said.

Picture: Keith Tulloch

Picture: Keith Tulloch

"We're expecting winds up to 50km/h in the afternoon," he said.

Residents have been urged not to conduct burns while the danger rating is high.

Fire under control started to stand down.