Firefighters are on scene at a large blaze approximately 30 kilometres south of Narromine.
About 10am Friday morning 13 New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) trucks were called to a large fire just outside of Tomingley.
Operations Coordinator at the Orana Rural Fire Service, Inspector Bob Conran said the blaze was ignited by a mechanical fault on a truck travelling to Narromine from Tomingley.
It is believed hot bearings on the truck sparked the fire along the roadside, and with northwesterly winds has jumped the road to the eastern side of the road.
Inspector Conran said crews quickly managed to contain the fire and are currently removing numerous trees which are alight along the corridor.
The road remains closed as crews contain the fire, and at this stage it’s unknown when they will reopen.
Inspector Conran has applauded fire crews for their work containing the almost one-kilometre blaze and is warning people to remain vigilant.
“I think the crews have done a great job today, under these conditions there was the potential to make a considerable run down towards Tomingley,” Inspector Conran said.
“The fact that they were able to pull it up and then keep it to its current size is a credit to the guys, they've done a pretty good job.”
“Even though it's early in the fire season and we've had some rain … it just goes to show that fires can start very easily and make a bit of a run under these sort of conditions.
“So people need to take care outdoors whenever they're using any sort of equipment whether it’s grinding or using power tools ... anything that might cause a spark just to take extreme caution from here on in.”
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