VIDEO: Fire crews still battling blaze at Long Point

EXPECT to see more smoke north of Orange today as fire crews use incendiary devices to ignite patches of unburnt area at the Long Point fire today.

The 308-hectare fire has kept crews busy since it started on New Year's Eve, with firefighters battling to control the blaze in inaccessible terrain.

NSW Rural Fire Service Canobolas Zone manager David Hoadley said the work there today would help to make the area safer.

"Once we burn the area out completely it makes it safe, otherwise the unburnt areas can ignite," he said.

"We'll water bomb from three helicopters to drop water around containment lines.

"Fixed wing bombers will be standing down today unless we have a problem."

There are 19 trucks and 85 volunteer firefighters on scene at the blaze.

Overnight, fire crews conducted a backburn to contain the fire's southern border.

"To consolidate the containment line and make it wider, up to 250 metres," Mr Hoadley said.

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