UPDATE: Fire north of Orange under control

UPDATE: 12.50pm:

A TWO hectare fire at Mullion Creek north of Orange has now been contained.

The blaze, 17 kilometres north of Orange, started in grassed area at a property on the corner of Kent Road and Burrendong Way.

With hot, windy weather across the region fire crews scrambled to the scene.

By 12.30pm today crews had the fire under control and remained on scene.

Canobolas Local Area Command Police were also called to the scene to investigate.


FIRE crews are in attendance at an out-of-control fire at Kent Road in Cabonne Council area north of Orange.

Despite the total fire ban in place across the region since Sunday, the blaze is one of many fires burning across the central west.

Canobolas Zone RFS's Geoff Selwood said the grass fire at Kent Road is being attended to by crews.

Fire crews are also on scene at a 188 hectare fire burning at Gooloogong, 75 kilometres south-west of Orange.

The grass fire in the Cowra Shire Council area is listed as under control.

A number of fires are burning in the Lithgow Council area, including a 1000-hectare out-of-control forest fire at Gospers Creek and a 1600-hectare out-of-control forest fire at Girribung Creek.

Three other fires also in the Lithgow region are now classified as 'under control' by the NSW RFS, including a 50-hectare forest fire at Capertee River South, a two-hectare forest fire at Glen Alice and a two-hectare fire at Capertee.

A five-hectare grass fire at Wellington is also under control.

Fire crews have issued a warning for people not to use mowers or slashers due to the risks posed by flying sparks.

There is a total fire ban in place for Orange, Cabonne and central west council areas, as well as in other parts of the state.

Other central west council areas with a total fire ban in place include Bathurst, Blayney, Cowra, Lithgow, Mid-Western regional and Oberon.

During a total fire ban no fire may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.

This includes incinerators and barbecues which burn solid fuel, like wood or charcoal.

For more information on total fire ban rules visit the NSW RFS website.

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