UPDATE: Canobolas Fires 

2.30pm: The Canobolas zone remains free of any serious incidents. Planes from Orange Airport have been sent to a fire near Mudgee.

12.20pm: A scrub fire that started at Clements Road, Woodstock this morning is now under control.

12pm: It's a case of so far so good for the Canobolas Rural Fire Service with crews yet to be called to any major incidents.

Spokesman Bruce Reynolds said there had been some flair ups within containment lines at the fire near Long Point but so far cloud cover had helped conditions.

Wind gusts of 69 kilometres an hour recorded at the Orange Airport at 8am had crews concerned this morning. 

The wind has since died down to about 50 kilometres an hour.

The strike team is based at the Fire Control Centre with four NSW Fire and Rescue trucks, police, SES and council staff also on site.

RFS trucks are spread at brigades around the zone.

9am: The Canobolas Zone of the NSW Rural Fire Service has a number of resources on standby for the extreme fire conditions of Tuesday 8th January 2013.

There are four strike teams on standby, consisting of two NSW Rural Fire Service Teams, one based at Cowra and one around Orange, one NSW RFS earth moving team and a NSW Fire and Rescue strike team.


* WEATHER WARNING: Don't leave children in cars

* Heat is on campers at Ophir to obey fire ban

* Fans fly out door as city swelters

* Firefighters prepare for the worst

* Keeping cool takes energy

* BUSHFIRES LIVE: Rolling coverage

* HEATING UP: Bushfire threat hits social media 

* Heatwave puts power network under pressure

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