Sydney bushfire downgraded to 'Advice' level

Sydney bushfire downgraded to 'Advice' level

A bushfire that's burned nearly 1000ha in Sydney's southwest remains out of control but has been downgraded as conditions ease and crews begin back- burning operations.

The fire was downgraded from "emergency level" to "watch and act" on 5.30pm Sunday, then again downgraded to "advice" around 2am Monday.

"We believe it might have been a deliberately lit fire", Inspector Mitch Newtown said on Saturday night.

Fire and Rescue and RFS Crews from Kariong, Terrigal, Copacabana, Hamlyn Terrace and Wyoming are among the 500 firefighters and 100 trucks fighting the flames in Holsworthy, Menai, Sandy Point and Alfords Point.

Some remembered awful bushfires in the 1990s when homes were destroyed, and were determined to stay and extinguish embers or spot fires as they broke out.

"It is still an active fire ground but we are not seeing the sort of weather extremes, particularly with the wind that we saw yesterday", Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told reporters in Sydney on Monday.

Once pristine bushland has been ravaged by the fires.

RFS spokesperson Greg Allan told the AAP that it's believed that believed that some houses have been damaged.

"We have had reports of impact on properties in west Menai and Barden Ridge but our crews at the moment are exclusively focused on fighting the fire", he told AAP.

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Police suspect the blaze was deliberately lit.

NSW Police have set up "Strike Force Carpi" with specialist forensic officers establishing a crime scene in Casula to investigate once circumstances allow.

Local resident Jordan Dodin climbs onto a roof to protect the house from fire in Wattle Grove on Saturday night.

"The good news is that the wind conditions will be easing, so we should see winds that are about half the speeds of what we had".

"Still quite a hard day ahead (on Monday)", he told the Nine Network.

"I think we've got a long way to go before we're out of the woods", he said.

The RFS is now advising residents in Pleasure Point, Sandy Point, Alfords Point, Barden Ridge, Voyager Point, Illawong, Menai & Bangor to "remain vigilant throughout the day and keep themselves up to date by checking the NSW RFS website".

The flames briefly shut a section of the T8 train line, while several roads remain closed.

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