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JUST IN: Residents Urged to EVACUATE as Out-of-Control Fire Burns Towards Homes in NSW

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JUST IN: Residents Urged to EVACUATE as Out-of-Control Fire Burns Towards Homes in NSW

Residents have been warned to evacuate as a bushfire continues to ravage central  NSW.

The state rural fire service issued a fresh warning on Sunday afternoon.

‘Fire activity has increased over the past few hours and the fire is moving in an easterly direction along Mount Canobolas Road,’ the service said.

Residents have been warned to evacuate as a bushfire continues to ravage central NSW 
More than 100 firefighters are battling the blaze 

‘Residents on and to the West of Pinnancle Road and along Lake Canobolas Road should only remain if you and your property are well prepared, if not leave towards Orange if the path is clear.

‘Residents in the vicinity of Boree Lane, Lidster and Borenore Road should also continue to monitor the situation and know what they will do in the event the fire threatens.’

More than 100 firefighters are battling the blaze.

Hot weather with temperatures up to 30C and light winds are expected in Mount Canobolas on Monday which could make conditions difficult for firefighters.

On Saturday the Rural Fire Service said the fire is 109 hectares in size, and those living in Mount Canobolas and Nashdale area have been warned not to stay unless well-prepared.

‘Residents on Old Canobolas Road should only remain if you and your property are well prepared, if not leave now towards Orange if the path is clear,’ they said.

The bushfire is burning on the western side of the mountain and is moving in a northerly direction. 

The state rural fire service issued a fresh warning on Sunday afternoon 

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