Rural Fire Service firefighters kept busy with three bush fires

Rural Fire Service volunteers have been called to attend three fires near Orange on Friday and Saturday. FILE PHOTO

Rural Fire Service volunteers have been called to attend three fires near Orange on Friday and Saturday. FILE PHOTO

Members of the Rural Fire Service were called to a bush fire near Long Point Road and Belerada Creek north east of Orange on Saturday afternoon.

At 3.56pm crews had been reassembled to  attend the blaze in the Cabonne Shire, which had got out of control after having initially been deemed to be under control.

At 10.30am on Saturday it had taken up a 56 hectare area and was deemed to be under control.

The fire started near Freemantle Road, Gowan, and was classified as being controlled again at 4.35pm.

A fire was also brought under control west of Mololong at Burgoon Lane at 11.10pm on Friday.

The fire was one hectare in size.  

Further west in the Goobang National Park, also in the Cabonne Shire, another fire was listed as out of control at 1.17pm on Saturday, but by 4.36pm was listed as under control.

As well as the three fires in the Cabonne area fires were also listed in the Wollemi National Park, Blue Mountains and there were two fires near Dubbo.

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