Lewis Ponds fire victim in stable condition

A 58-year-old woman is in a stable condition at Orange hospital following injuries she received in a grass fire late Thursday afternoon.

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) have confirmed the 10 hectare fire north-east of Orange at Lower Lewis Ponds Road is now under control.

Thursday, January 16, 7.45pm:

A WOMAN has been taken to Orange hospital with injuries she received in a fire north-east of Orange on Thursday afternoon.

Fire crews were called to an out-of-control grass fire at Lower Lewis Ponds Road, off Ophir Road, around 24 kilometres north-east of Orange at 5.20pm.

There are currently 10 NSW Rural Fire Service tankers on scene along with two fixed-wing aerial water bombers.

Canobolas Zone duty officer Steve Smith said the fire came close to a home, shed and water tank with firefighters forced to undertake property protection upon their arrival.

Mr Smith said the 10 hectare fire is being controlled and crews will remain on scene overnight.

The fire occurred during a total fire ban day and police have been called to the scene.

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