UPDATE: RFS crews get upper hand over Manildra blaze

MONDAY, 12.30PM:

THE fire which broke out near Manildra on Monday morning has been downgraded.

The NSW RFS website reports it is now rated an ‘Advice’-level fire, having earlier been rated a more dangerous ‘Watch and Act’.

As of 12.23pm it is also under control, according to the same website.

A post on the NSW RFS Facebook said “firefighters have gotten the upper hand” and there are “currently no properties under direct threat”.

MONDAY, 11.30AM:

A GRASS fire buring near Manildra has been updated to ‘Watch and Act’ status by the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS).

RFS crews are on the scene of the fire at 1258 Yellowbox Road, Manildra.

At this stage the size of the fire is unknown, although as of 11am it was out of control, according to the NSW RFS website.

There is a post on the NSW RFS Facebook page which states crews are “working to protect homes”.

More to follow.