Bees Nest, Drake and Shark Creek fires still burning out of control

Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and deputy premier John Barilaro will visit communities affected by fire around the Northern Tablelands and the Dorrigo Plateau
Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and deputy premier John Barilaro will visit communities affected by fire around the Northern Tablelands and the Dorrigo Plateau

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is due to visit the firegrounds on Wednesday to see the damage first hand.

She will be travelling to Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Drake and Tyringham with Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Emergency Services Minister David Elliot.

In Glen Innes they will inspect the region's RFS headquarters, which is the command centre for the Bees Nest fire.

This afternoon they will travel to Drake then Tyringham, near Dorrigo to meet firefighters on the ground.

As of Tuesday, nine homes and 34 outbuildings had been destroyed and another six homes damaged, with most of the losses occurring at the Drake fire.

But more than 220 homes in the immediate areas of the fires have been saved since the emergency began late last week.

More on-the-ground assessments will be carried out on Wednesday.

Earlier in the week, heavy winds and gales made the fire fighting task difficult but more favourable conditions are forecast for Wednesday, including lighter winds.

More than 630 firefighters are still in the field.

NSW firefighters are hoping for a better day at three firegrounds on the NSW north coast as they continue efforts to get on top of three major blazes still burning out of control.

Two bushfires continue to burn out of control in NSW but improved conditions are forecast across NSW

Two bushfires continue to burn out of control in NSW but improved conditions are forecast across NSW

Watch-and-Act alerts remain in place on Wednesday for fires at Bees Nest, Drake near Tenterfield and Shark Creek in the Clarence Valley after emergency warnings were downgraded on Tuesday.

The Bees Nest fire has taken out more than 72,000 hectares and is still burning close to homes and properties, although conditions have generally eased off from earlier in the week.

But residents in Billys Creek, Tyringham, Marengo, Moonpar, Dundurrabin and Bostobrick have been advised to continue to monitor the situation.

The Long Gully road fire at Drake has burned around 40,000 hectares and is still not under control and is continuing to spread in a number of directions due to high winds.

The areas most affected are west of the Clarence River in the Girard State Forest.

At Shark Creek, the fire is burning south of Yamba and to the north and south of the villages of Angourie and Wooloweyah.

This fire has burned through more than 9300 hectares of bushland in the Yuraygir National Park.

Clarence Valley Mayor Jim Simmons said he couldn't remember the area being so dry and described conditions as "really terrible".

"We haven't seen anything like this in my lifetime," he told AAP.

But firefighters have slowed the spread of the flames and "conditions are easing and the immediate threat to properties has eased", the NSW Rural Fire Service said on Wednesday.

Australian Associated Press