Hot and dry conditions spark grass fires

Fire closes Newell Highway

Hot and dry conditions spark grass fires

The Newell Highway was closed in both directions between the Mid-Western Highway and Goldfields Way at Wyalong yesterday afternoon due to a grass fire.

Emergency services were called to the scene, with the blaze breaking out in high fire danger conditions.

Diversions were put in place for motorists travelling between Forbes and West Wyalong via the Lachlan Valley Way and Condobolin Road, adding two hours to their travel time.

It was one of two grass fires impacting on our region’s roads yesterday, a second much bigger fire burned through 150 hectares on the Goldfields Way near Temora, though it didn’t close the road.

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