Uncontained fire still burning on Mount Canobolas | Video

FIRE BURNING: A fire at Mr Canobolas overnight continues to burn. Photo: DEAN MALANDRIS
FIRE BURNING: A fire at Mr Canobolas overnight continues to burn. Photo: DEAN MALANDRIS

The fire which has been blazing on Mt Canobolas overnight has been down graded from emergency to “watch and act” although fire fighters are still battling to contain it.

Fire-bombing aircraft has arrived from Sydney to fight the fire. 

Rural Fire Service (RFS) district officer Lachlan Allan said residents are being asked to remain vigilant.

“We haven’t been able to directly attack the fire due to the safely conditions on the mountain,” he said.

“The fire has not been contained.”

Mr Allan said firefighters have worked overnight to protect property.

“The wind and weather conditions on the mountain has made it unsafe and the priority is the firefighters’ safety”

Mr Allan confirmed three fire trucks from the mid-Lachlan valley were on their way along with a fire and rescue strike team and five trucks.

According to the RFS 298 hectares have been burnt out.