The Rural Fire Service has been called to three fires in the Shoalhaven over the past 12 hours, as the region has been rocked by wild winds.
At about 6.20pm on Thursday, August 8, crews were called to a section of bush alight on Beach Road at Berry.
Later, at about 9:30pm the Shoalhaven Heads brigade, Cambewarra Rural Fire Brigade, Broughton Vale - Berry Rural Fire Brigade, West Nowra Rural Fire Brigade, Kangaroo Valley Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade and Fire and Rescue were called to reports of a structure fire at Bangalee, North Nowra.
West Nowra RFS said the fire was caused by an escaped pile burn: "It set a small trailer of wood on fire.
"As this was happening, another fire was located further down the same street which turned out to be a large pile of tree stumps alight.
"Crews worked on extinguishing both fires and then returned home."
Crews were then called to Woodburn Road at Moreton to extinguish an area of bushland that was alight. At about 2.55am on Friday, August 9, crews were called to extinguish another area of bushland on fire near Little Forest Road, Little Forest.
At about 4.10am, the RFS received reports of a structure fire at Jervis Bay Road, Falls Creek. The fire turned out to be another escaped pile burn.
There is an ongoing fire at Washbuuton Road in Ulladulla, which started at 4.10am.
"That fire has been contained, and crews will continue to work for several hours to mop it up," said district officer Bradley Collins.
"Most of the fires we were called to are escaped pile burns that were not extinguished properly.
"Winds are predicted to be upward of 50km per hour today. If you are thinking about burning, perhaps hold of for 24-48 hours, and monitor conditions."
The RFS and Fire and Rescue have urged residents not to light fires without contacting fire authorities until the winds subside.
If you see a fire, call 000.