At time of publish, all bushfires in the Mid Coast area were at advice level.
Residents woke up on Friday morning to heavy smoke and fog. With low winds expected for the day, the smoke is likely to linger.
In the past 12 hours, many roads in the area have been impacted by the fires.
- Pacific Highway at Wallanbah Rd (Northbound)
- Failford Road between Pacific Highway and The Lakes Way
- Bullocky Way between Pacific Hwy and Failford Road
- Comboyne Road/Wingham Road between Colling Road and Mooral Creek Road
- Koppin Yarratt Road between Lorne Road and Upper Lansdowne Road
- Saltwater Road between Old Bar Road and Wallabi Point
- Red Hill Road between Rollands Plains Road and Cooperabung Range Road
A total of 259 homes have been destroyed across northern NSW since Friday, November 8.
The NSW RFS building impact assessment teams are continuing their assessment of properties.
Meanwhile, Essential Energy crews continued power restoration work on Thursday. There are about 870 residents in the Manning and Great Lakes areas who are without power.
Access was made available in fire affected areas, with crews completing repairs in Possum Brush and Faiford.
More than 120 power poles have been identified for replacement with 31 being replaced.
A total fire ban for the Mid Coast area remains in place.
The NSW Rural Fire Service has told residents to have a conversation today about fire dangers in the area and to have a plan.