Passenger Films Southwest Sydney Bushfire From Inside Passing Train

The fire continues to burn in an easterly direction towards Barden Ridge, but the threat has been reduced.

Residents in Voyager Point, Pleasure Point, Sandy Point, Alfords Point, Barden Ridge, Illawong, Menai and Bangor were told to be prepared to activate their bushfire survival plans should conditions change.

RFS spokesman Greg Allan said some properties had not escaped unscathed.

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service said 900 of its personnel were fighting 48 fires in southwest Sydney, near Holsworthy and Menai.

The RFS at 7am said the easing conditions had allowed firefighters to begin back burning along Heathcote Drive.

The NSW RFS said there were no reports of fatalities, or homes being destroyed yet.

A large number of firefighters remain on the ground working to slow the spread of the fire.

Many residents in Menai chose to remain at their homes and were kept busy fighting ember attacks.

Police are now investigating the possible causes of the fire, which seemed under control on Saturday night but surged again early on Sunday.

Many property owners stayed to protect their homes from spot fires - luckily no homes or lives were lost.

"Yesterday we had over 500 firefighters working on the fire and that has been scaled down overnight to 250 firefighters still working on the ground", he told Network Seven.

Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes on Saturday night, with the flames burning within metres of properties in Holsworthy and Wattle Grove.

The blaze was downgraded from watch-and-act to advice about 2am on Monday.

Wind speeds are expected to be similar today.

But high temperatures remain a cause for concern, Rural Fire Service Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers warned.

"They do believe that temperature-wise and condition-wise, the worst part's behind them".

Police believe the fire may have been lit on goal and are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

"It's very unseasonal - the fire conditions we've been seeing - and obviously if that becomes the norm then we have to review the period of time that we have them", he said.

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