Three fires in the Cudgegong Rural Fire Service District - including a five-hectare fire near Ulan - have been graded at Advice on Wednesday morning.
The Ulan Road fire had been downgraded from 'Watch and act' by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) after previously being listed at Emergency Level.
Firefighters with the support of aircraft and heavy plant brought the fire under control in difficult conditions and is now contained and crews are continuing to black out.
The RFS were alerted to the Barneys Reef Road fire late last night. Firefighters and local landowners were not able to access it due to its remote location but this morning aircraft and firefighters will work to contain it.
A tree fire at Kaludabah Road is being monitored by the landowner.
Landowners are asked to check their properties following yesterday's lightning strikes and report any unattended fires to Triple Zero (000).
A 'Very High' fire danger rating is in place for today for the Cudgegong RFS District, which covers the Mid-Western Regional Council area.
The RFS advises that if you are threatened by fire:
- Do not be in the path of the fire.
- Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. Wear protective clothing and footwear. Cover all exposed skin.
- If the fire impacts, seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
- If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000).
EMERGENCY WARNING: Ulan Rd, Ulan (Mid-Western)— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) November 26, 2019
If Sth of Lagoon Rd or Ridge Rd & it is safe to leave, leave now toward Mudgee. If Nth of Lagoons Rd or Ridge Rd & it's safe to leave, leave now to Cope Rd & head Wst towards Gulgong. #nswrfs#nswfires#ALERThttps://t.co/bh1AEU0VIHpic.twitter.com/MMPGqkiRQM
Emergency fire alert issued, Sydney hazy
Warnings for persistent bushfires on NSW's mid-north and north coast have been upgraded, while an additional lightning-sparked fire in the Hawkesbury region is also causing headaches.
An emergency alert was issued on Tuesday afternoon for an 89,000-hectare blaze on Myall Creek Road in Bora Ridge, south of Casino, as it increased in intensity north of Ashby Heights.
Building impact assessment teams from the RFS continue to investigate damage in fire grounds across the state.
Some 663 homes have been destroyed in bushfires this season and six people have died.
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