The NSW Rural Fire Service is urging residents to be vigilant today, with high temperatures and strong winds resulting in a SEVERE Bush Fire Danger Rating for Orange.
A Total Fire Ban is also in place for the Central Ranges, meaning no fires may be lit in the open, and all fire permits are suspended. There is a ban on the use of incinerators and barbecues, that burn solid fuel, like coal or wood. No general purpose welding, grinding, soldering or gas cutting, can be done in the open.
The plea comes as hundreds of fire fighters and NSW RFS Volunteers, attend two bush fires currently burning across Cabonne.
A bush fire is burning in the Mt Canobolas area, and is 1654 hectares in size (at the time of publication). The alert level for the fire is ADVICE, meaning we should review our bush fire survival plans.
A second bush fire, which is now under control, is burning at Belerada Creek, on Freemantle Road. It is 1291 hectares in size, and is also at ADVICE level.