NSW Rural Fire Service crews called to grass fire

FIREFIGHTERS were called to an out-of-control grass fire at Freemantle on Tuesday afternoon.

The triple-0 call was made at 2.30pm with crews responding to the blaze that was burning close to a home.

NSW Rural Fire Service Superintendent Greg Sim said five trucks from Eglinton, Bathurst and Freemantle brigades were sent to the scene.

Twenty firefighters were on scene for around two hours to bring the blaze under control.

The fire was three hectares in size.

Superintendent Sim said the suspected cause of the blaze was due to a camp fire.

There is a high fire danger rating in place for the Central Ranges on Wednesday which includes the following local government areas: Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Lithgow, Mid-Western, Oberon and Orange.

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