Uncontained fire still burning on Mt Canobolas

FIRE BURNING: A fire at Mr Canobolas overnight continues to burn. PHOTO: VIATOR INCOGNITUS.
FIRE BURNING: A fire at Mr Canobolas overnight continues to burn. PHOTO: VIATOR INCOGNITUS.

The fire which has been blazing on Orange’s Mount Canobolas overnight has been downgraded from emergency to “watch and act” although fire fighters are still battling to contain it.

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 hectors have been burnt out.