Overnight, several Fire and Rescue NSW crews responded to multiple Triple Zero (000) calls reporting a house fire in Morpeth.
They arrived at Morpeth Road to find three buildings well alight, with large amounts of smoke and flame visible.
Approximately 50 firefighters from 11 Hunter-based stations worked to extinguish the fire. It took several hours to bring it under control.
A total of five buildings were destroyed, all of which were unoccupied.