A fire continues to burn in bushland to the west of Cabarita Beach in the Bogangar and Tanglewood area.

The fire has continued to burn in a southerly direction under the influence of gusty northerly winds, which are expected to increase this afternoon.

Clothiers Creek Road is closed due to fire activity and smoke is impacting the Pacific Highway south of Clothiers Creek road and north of Round Mountain Road.

The Rural Fire Service said there are several rural properties which may come under threat during today as the fire continues to burn towards Round Mountain Road

Firefighters are identifying containment lines and undertaking property protection where necessary.

The fire continues burn in bushland in the area of Sliprails Road, Clothiers Creek Road Tanglewood Drive and Wally Bishop Road. So far the fire has burnt over 600 hectares of bushland.

“Under these conditions fires can be difficult to control and flames may burn from the ground to the tree tops. Embers may be blown ahead of the fire and create spot fires that can threaten earlier than the predicted main fire front. These spot fires can occur up to 2km ahead of the main fire,” the RFS said.

“Properly prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety during the fire.

“Activate your bushfire survival plan. If you don’t have a bushfire survival plan, ensure you know what you will do if the fire does threaten your property.

“If you plan to leave, make sure the path is clear and that you leave well before the fire threatens.

“If you plan to stay and defend your property from the fire, make sure you and your home are properly prepared.

“If the fire is approaching and you have doubts about your ability to protect your life and home, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Continue to stay up-to-date with the bush fire situation by checking this website, listening to your local radio station or by calling 1800 679 737.

Local road closures may be in place and the public is asked to stay away from the area.

Heavy smoke is impacting on the Pacific Highway. People driving in the area should slow down and turn on their headlights.