The fire that has threatened Wallabi Point and Old Bar throughout the day is burning north towards Bohnock and the Manning River South Channel.
RFS district officer Stuart Robb said the windy conditions are making it difficult to ascertain the exact movements of the fire but at this stage it does look like the township of Old Bar is out of immediate trouble.
Most of the fire is concentrated in thick bushland to the north-west of Riverside Estate at the northern end of Old Bar and multiple waterbombing aircraft are continuing to dump water on the blaze.
Bohnock Road residents have reported they are being told to evacuate.
Meanwhile, residents of Wallabi Point are feeling like they've dodged a bullet after the fire that threatened the community this morning reportedly did not destroy any homes.
Wallabi resident Kai Stanley said the fire front burned right to the fence-line of homes on Shantull Drive at around 9am this morning but miraculously the houses survived.
"It jumped the road and didn't get any houses," he said.
Mr Stanley said the community could see the fire front approaching for several hours from early in the morning and many families took shelter at North Wallabi Beach.
He said when the fire hit at 9am it roared through the back of Shantull Drive, jumped Saltwater Road, headed down Walter Fay Street and continued north through bushland towards Old Bar.
He believed there may been some structural damage to sheds on one or two properties but thanks to the fantastic work of firefighters and some very fortunate luck, homes have remained largely untouched.
Paul Collison of Collison Electrical is also feeling a sense of relief after his factory on Saltwater Road survived the blaze.
While Mr Collison had not been able to survey the premises for himself, he said he'd received word that it was still in tact.
"I've been told it's okay," he said.
"It's all still good."
Acting general manager of Club Old Bar, Kim White, has confirmed many people have left the evacuation centre that has been set up there, with remaining numbers down to about 100, compared to the 400-odd people that were there before.
She couldn't confirm whether they had all returned to their homes but described her own relief when she returned to her home at Bluehaven Estate today and found it untouched by the fires.
She said from what she could see no homes had been lost there.
"By the looks of it it's burnt all around," she said.
She said despite many evacuees feeling a sense of anxiety at the club, the overall mood had been overwhelmingly positive.
"The community has definitely pulled together," she said.
"We have a wonderful community."
Club Old Bar will continue to operate as an evacuation centre throughout the night and is supplying free food and hot beverages to evacuees.
Old Bar Road is still closed and so is the Pacific Highway between Nabiac and Cundletown.