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NSW firefighters gain upper hand on blaze

Conditions are expected to be "somewhat better" on Saturday as firefighters work to contain bushfires in NSW.

NSW firefighters will hopefully get some reprieve, with conditions expected to temporarily improve as they work to contain bushfires in the state.

On Friday night, all fires sat at the lowest alert level after a day of high temperatures in which a blaze at Castlereagh in western Sydney earlier burned near homes.

A NSW Rural Fire Service spokesman said temperatures fell dramatically thanks to a southerly change, and conditions on Saturday should improve.

"We are seeing conditions somewhat better which will give us a better opportunity to contain those fires," he told AAP on Friday night.

However, temperatures are expected to rise again on Sunday and Monday.

"We will see those fire risks increase especially Sunday and Monday - but (Saturday) hopefully for most parts of the state we will see conditions somewhat better," he said.

The fire danger rating will remain very high in the New England and Northern Slopes regions on Saturday, while in the North Western and Far Western regions it will be high and it the rest of the state low to moderate.

Police have urged NSW residents and visitors to keep informed of the conditions and look after their health as temperatures rise over the long weekend.

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