Sir Ivan Fire finally out

NSW Rural Fire Service has declared the Sir Ivan fire has been extinguished.

NSW RFS also announced the fire, which destroyed 35 homes in Uarbry and its surrounds, was caused by a lightning strike.

All up the fire destroyed about 55,000 hectares. NSW RFS said it also damaged about 5,700 kilometres of fencing, and killed 430 sheep, 55 cattle, 325 goats and three alpacas.

It was declared a natural disaster on February 14.