Emergency warning for bushfire near Newcastle

The fire is is reportedly 30 hectares in size. Source Instagram Greg Broadley

The fire is is reportedly 30 hectares in size. Source Instagram Greg Broadley

An emergency bushfire warning has been downgraded in the Port Stephens region as authorities work to control a blaze that has forced the closure of Newcastle Airport.

The airport was closed on Saturday afternoon, with all flights cancelled or diverted due to the fire that is being fanned by strong westerly winds.

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The same advice has been given to people in Williamtown Drive, Technology Place, Kindler Way, Cresswell Way, Slades Road, Sandeman Street and Moxey Close.

A RFS spokesman said the airport had been closed due to the heavy smoke in the area.

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The RFS said the fire is being controlled by firefighters on the scene, with more fire crew and aircraft being sent to assist.

A RFS spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that a local southerly wind change has pushed the fire in a northerly direction, and split it into two separate blazes.

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