Golden Highway closed in both directions

UPDATE:

THE NSW RFS confirmed the blaze impacting the Golden Highway near Hollydeen is under control which means the fire is at a stage where firefighting resources are only required for patrol purposes and major re-ignition is unlikely.

The Golden Highway is also open.

EARLIER:

A FAST moving grass fire is currently impacting the Golden Highway at Hollydeen, between Denman and Sandy Hollow.

Multiple units from the NSW Rural Fire Service - Hunter Valley are on scene, as well as water-bombing aircraft.

NSW Police Force has closed the Golden Highway, near Rosemount Road, in both directions due to heavy smoke.

Further information will be posted when available.

Residents should follow advice from emergency services personnel on scene.