Heat is on as fire crews kept busy

CREWS continue to patrol the site of a fire that broke out at Wellington tip last week to make sure any flare-ups are contained.

They were called to the Pierce Street fire about midday on December 22 but had managed to contain it by about 5pm that day.

A spokesperson for the RFS said since then Wellington Council personnel had been on-site with bulk water and bulldozer equipment and were expected to monitor the area for a few days to come.

It was likely the fire began via spontaneous combustion, she said.

Further west emergency services were called to an early-morning truck fire near Byrock yesterday.

They converged on a site 60km south of Bourke on the Mitchell Highway just before 5am following reports of the blaze.

The RFS spokesperson said upon arrival of the fire crew it was discovered only the trailers had been alight and they were detached from the prime mover.

There were no reports of injuries.

Just after 10am yesterday emergency services were called to Hope Street in Bourke following reports a fire had broken out in a backyard.

RFS and NSW Fire and Rescue crews managed to contain the blaze to the back shed of the residence.

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