Western NSW MIInister Adam Marshall has expressed his sadness for today's fire that has ripped through Walgett's only supermarket and promised emergency food supplies to Walgett were being considered.
Mr Marshall told Parliament: "I was saddened to learn of news that at approximately 8.30am this morning flames engulfed Walgett IGA Supermarket, with the building sustaining significant damage.
"Walgett IGA is the only supermarket in town and the closest alternative is 80km away," he said.
"The township of Walgett is already on its knees battling the crippling effects of drought. This could not come at a worse time and is devastating news for the many locals that rely on the supermarket to purchase their groceries and meet their most basic needs.
"I raised this sad development in NSW Parliament today and want to reiterate that my heart goes out to the people of Walgett who have been impacted by this incident.
"I am informed that the matter is still under investigation by NSW Fire & Rescue.
"As the Minister for Western NSW I have requested the Department of Premier and Cabinet to look into the issue as a matter of urgency and report back on how the NSW Government may be able to assist the township in its recovery. I have also discussed this incident with the local MP Roy Butler and will be working closely with him going forward."
A supermarket has been evacuated, and an exclusion zone put in place, following a fire at Walgett this morning.
Emergency services were called to a business on Fox Street, Walgett, at approximately 8:40am on June 5, following reports of a fire.
Firefighters are attending to the blaze, with officers from Central North Police District also on scene.
There have been no reports of injury.
It's the second time the building has been damaged by fire after it was destroyed in 2013.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.