Emergency warnings are now in place for three separate bush fires that are continuing to threaten Dargo and its surrounding areas.

Dry lighting from thunderstorms that are being created by the bushfires are putting lives and property at risk and could make the situation worse as the evening progresses.

An overnight cool change has made no difference for fire crews in the area.

Residents of Billabong, Black Snake Creek, Budgee Budgee, Cowa, Crooked River, Dargo, Gibbs, Hawkhurst, Howittville, Maguires, Miowera, Peter the Swede, Shepherdson, Talbotville, Waterford, Winchester, Wongungarra are subject to warnings for the three fires, one of which that has burnt within 1.6km of Dargo.

WSFM 101.7 Sydney