Fire crews will be keeping an eye of the Lidsdale area until the next good rainfall as fires continue to burn underground.
Chifley Fire Control Centre acting manager Mick Holland said, in the area affected by the fire, a lot of coal and chitter posed a continued fire risk.
"Pockets are still burning," he said.
"Crews will be patrolling and keeping an eye on it."
Rural Fire Service crews carried out patrols on foot on Wednesday, September 11, to identify problem areas.
Vehicles continued to patrol the area on Thursday, which was considered to be a very high fire danger day.
"I am guessing we'll have to keep an eye on the area for quite a while yet if we don't get some good rain," Mr Holland said.
The Lidsdale fire broke out early on Friday afternoon, September 6. A combined NSW Fire and Rescue and Rural Fire Service team fought to keep the blaze away from homes as, in the evening, the fire swept through pine trees along Wolgan Road, View Street and Maddox Lane.
Lithgow 363 station officer Steven Houghton said Fire and Rescue crews helped people evacuate pets and moved cars out of the way of the oncoming fire. He said, while things got "hairy" on Friday evening, all the crews worked amazingly well to ensure no houses were lost.
Mr Holland praised the Rural Fire Service volunteers involved in an operation which has continued over six days. Crews from every Lithgow region brigade, as well as Bathurst, Oberon and Blue Mountains brigades, were involved.
"I can't say enough about the commitment of the volunteers to protecting their community," he said.
People around the region are being urged to be prepared for what is already shaping up as a horror fire season.
Numerous fires continue to burn in northern NSW and southern Queensland.
"[The Lidsdale fire] emphasises that even though we've had a tiny bit of rain, it could still be very bad," Mr Holland said.
"It highlights the fact that serious fires can burn at this time of year, if the conditions are bad enough. People need to take extreme caution."
The cause of the Lidsdale blaze is still under investigation.
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