Fire fighting crews from across the Central West have helped bring one of the state's biggest bushfires back under control after a long fight on Monday.
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The Springwood Park Road bushfire was rated out of control for much of Monday, but as of 10am on Tuesday, October 17 the blaze was back under an 'advice' level.
Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Gulgong, Mudgee, Kelso, Orange, Bathurst and Dubbo worked in two separate strike teams to protect numerous properties in the area and to extinguish the blaze, alongside numerous volunteer crews from the NSW RFS and a number of firefighting aircraft.
A social media post from Fire and Rescue NSW Station 312 Gulgong said due to "high wind and unfavourable conditions" the fire spread into the Cope State Forest and made a run toward the Ulan township.
There was a genuine threat to nearby houses and infrastructure in the area, the post says.
The ease of conditions overnight and into the morning have aided fire-fighting efforts in the area and the NSW RFS has reduced its warning level for the fire to 'advice'.
It means the fire is under control.
The fire burned through 744 hectares in the mid-west region north of Mudgee.
With Tuesday's weather predictions set to have high winds again, firefighters will be working hard to ensure this fire does not escape its containment.
Please stay up to date with the Hazards Near Me App, this Facebook Page and local radio for updates and any warnings issued.
A road closure is in place at Cope Road, Blues Springs Road Intersection and at Ulan village due to the bushfire.
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