Fires burn across region

A NUMBER of fires are continuing to be controlled by the NSW Rural Fire Brigade and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) across the New England North West region.

Small scrub fires are burning around Bingara and 60 kilometres west of Bingara around Rocky Creek .

A fire that has burnt out nine hectares of scrubland on the Old Narrabri Rd last week 

continues to be closely monitored.

Meanwhile firefighters from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service maintain their battle with a blaze burning in the Pilliga Forest, 70 kilometres south of Narrabri.

The fire, which is believed to have begun from a lightning strike, has burnt out 220 hectares of thick bushland, but is termed as under control.

Another fire burning near the Newell Highway 7 kilometres south of Narrabri is also under control. The fire has burnt out 25 hectares of grass and scrubland at the side of the highway.

A spokesman from the NSW RFS said the fires were being closely monitored as temperatures were predicted to hit the mid 30s across the region by the end of the week.

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