Bushfire in Ruse considered contained, fire crews still on site

A bushfire burning near houses in Ruse is now considered contained.

Several fire crews have been working hard to control the blaze around Bent Place and Junction Road in Ruse, near Wallaga Reserve this afternoon.

More than 15 trucks containing Fire and Rescue and Rural Fire Service crews responded to a number of Triple Zero calls about the fire.

Assistance has also been provided by helicopter units.

About 30 homes which back onto the Smith Creek Reserve were reported to be close to the flames, but Fire and Rescue NSW Station 088 Campbelltown posted on Facebook to saw the homes had been saved.

"Our crews have been flat out containing this fire," the post read.

"Fire and Rescue NSW has has upgraded the bushfire to a fifth alarm level."

The blaze was recorded as a 'watch and act' fire and nearby residents are urged to stay aware of the fire's status and monitor for any changes at rfs.nsw.gov.au.

Everyone must follow the directions of firefighters who are at the scene to ensure their safety.

Junction Road was closed between Leumeah Road and Cook Road because of the fire.

Strong winds pushed the blaze in an easterly direction.

Fire and Rescue NSW Macarthur Region Command MS3 Facebook page posted crews would remain on site.

"Fire and Rescue crews will be in attendance for some time," they posted shortly after 4pm.

"Helicopters will continue to help extinguish hot spots."

Crews responded to a fire at an industrial site in Minto earlier in the afternoon.

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