The Quinns Lane fire is under control.
Firefighters are blacking out smouldering areas and flare-ups caused by the wind.
Southern commander of Shoalhaven Fire and Rescue NSW Mick Adams said considering the amount of properties in the vicinity of the fire the fact that none were lost has been notched up as a win.
“The fire area was about seven hectares,” he said.
“We had 12 fire appliances from Fire and Rescue NSW and the RFS.
“The point of origin for this fire was at the rear of Eziway Concrete and police are investigating how the fire started.
“When we turned up the fire was burning close to a factory, it had gotten into tyres and pallets which was a nightmare.
“We got a hose line in place to stop that part of the fire getting into the factory and we were successful.”
The strong wind sent the fire racing through bush and grass toward houses down wind towards Old Southern Road.
Mr Adams was notified of the threat and sent appliances to protect the homes.
He said Fire and Rescue NSW and the RFS were successful in protecting the properties downwind of the fire.