Four fire brigade vehicles reached the scene initially but they have now gone to refill their water tanks. No water bowser was sent to the scene.
People are working to empty their houses of their belongings themselves. Scenes of residents rushing into their houses to gather their belongings were witnessed at the site. So far, no injuries or casualties have been reported.
The police and fire brigade are both at the scene. The fire brigade says it needs 20 more minutes to control the blaze but the fire appears to be spreading.