A forecast top temperature of 37 degrees Celsius in Dubbo next Tuesday has the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Orana team "tidying up and getting ready" in case it needs to defend lives and property again.
An Orana strike team contained "two ignitions" in the Goonoo Forest on Tuesday afternoon as blazes devastated other NSW communities which had been assigned a catastrophic fire-danger rating because of high temperatures and winds.
Orana team member and district services coordinator Mark Pickford reported on Wednesday morning of no other fires in the region taking in Dubbo, Wellington and Narromine on Tuesday.
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But he warned that fire would remain a threat in the coming months, debunked the view that there was not enough fuel in the region to start fast-moving grass fires and pleaded with residents to be prepared.
"Next Tuesday's not looking like a good day, depending what the wind does," Mr Pickford said.
High temperatures, low humidity and high winds created "bad days" like Tuesday this week, the firefighter said.
"I'm not a betting man but I would be happy to put a lazy $50 on the fact that we could have another day like yesterday (Tuesday) between now and the end of summer unless we get big rain," he said.
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Mr Pickford said it was wrong to assume that the region was safe from grass fires.
"People think there's no fuel out here so we're not going to have fast-moving grass fires," he said.
"You've only got to have a little bit of dry fuel on the ground with those winds and it will race across the ground."
With temperatures rising and summer not far away, Mr Pickford is urging residents to go to the NSW RFS website for help to prepare a bushfire survival plan.
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"We would also encourage everyone to download the Fires Near Me app on their phones so they can be aware of where fires are in their area," he said.
Mr Pickford said care was always required when using equipment such as lawn mowers, angle grinders and welders.