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Bushfire threatens homes near Orange

10 February 2018 7:08 PM
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Firefighters are urging residents of Mount Canobolas, near Orange, to evacuate, as a bushfire burns out of control.

Late on Saturday the NSW Rural Fire Service issued an emergency warning in the Central Tablelands region, with spotfires threatening to cause damage before the main fire arrives.

The fire covers about 109 hectares on the western side of the mountain, burning in a northern direction and threatening homes.

Emergency services said residents on Old Canobolas Road, Lake Canobolas Road and Cargo Road were being urged to head towards Orange if the route was clear and should only stay if they are well prepared to defend their homes against the fire.


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