A Bushfire Still Burning in Sydney's West is Being Treated as Suspicious

A fire burns out of control at Holsworthy in south west Sydney

A fire burns out of control at Holsworthy in south west Sydney

"We have had reports of impact on properties in west Menai and Barden Ridge but our crews at the moment are exclusively focused on fighting the fire", he told AAP.

"Residents in the area of Sandy Point and Alfords Point should continue to monitor the conditions as they could change quickly", the RFS said in an alert at 6am.

Some 500 firefighters are still battling the out-of-control blaze which the premier said had been fanned by high winds and "unusually high temperatures for April".

Despite the fire's size and its proximity to several suburbs, with some locals evacuated from their homes, no properties were known to be lost, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service said.

Early this morning the threat level decreased to 'watch and act, ' and then again to 'advice, ' but firefighters have urged locals to remain vigilant and have a bush fire survival plan in place.

Major roads separating bushland and residences were cut off in some areas, and fire services used helicopters to dump water over key points.

"It will be a tough week for firefighters because unfortunately, what we really need is a meaningful rain right across this fire ground and right across other parts of NSW", he said.

"So I'm sure everyone's been out checking their roof, making sure everything's wetted down and keep an eye on those spot fires".

The fire resulted in hundreds of people being evacuated from their homes on Saturday evening with flames nearly reaching properties at Holsworthy and Wattle Grove and spot fires later threatening Sutherland and Menai.

There's also a risk that winds could also pick up to 35km/h later today.

About 250 firefighters are still working to halt the fire while a fleet of 15 aircraft will water-bomb the "dynamic" firefront, Mr Fitzsimmons said.

Police are now investigating the source of the fire, which is being treated as "suspicious".

"As we say all the time, no one tolerates this in the community".

The fire has burned almost 2,500 hectares of land, the RFS said.

NSW Police have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire and are appealing for witnesses, ABC reported.

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