UP to five fires were burning near Bogan Gate yesterday afternoon.
The fires are believed to have been started by a train and quickly grew out of control.
The fires two kilometres west of the village, which is 38km west of Parkes, were rated an emergency.
The grass fires covered one hectare and were burning along the railway track.
Several units were at the scenes of the fires with more responding, including the Parkes and Trundle fire services.
A fire in the Trundle area, which has been burning for more than a week, is under control.
Nightmare conditions greeted firefighters in Cowra yesterday, with strong winds and high temperatures creating a volatile situation.
Five Rural Fire Service trucks spent the afternoon battling a volatile situation on North Logan Road, which threatened to spark a larger fire.
Deputy captain Gary Amos said high winds had the potential to bring up smouldering leaves below the surface and ignite a more serious blaze.
“If these leaves get onto the unburnt ground, it could burn for miles,” he said.
Firefighters extinguished a blaze near Woodstock yesterday after a tree caught fire in strong winds on Clements Road.
Rural Fire Service brigades from Gap, Holmwood and Darbys Falls arrived at 8.37am to control the fire which spread 10 metres from the tree and threatened to move further. Volunteers put out the fire and pumped the tree with water and monitored the area, Gap RFS brigade secretary Simon Meek said.