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Rain gives firefighters a well-deserved rest

RAIN across the past couple of weeks has eased the load on Orana volunteer firefighters, run off their feet for most of December.

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Abandoned cars a bushfire hazard on rural roads

Emergency services in the New South Wales central-west say cars left on roadsides are a potential fire hazard because of vandals, and their options are limited when it comes to preventing problems.

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The Rural Fire Service issues warning about present dangers

The Rural Fire Service has warned landowners that we are approaching the most dangerous time of the year for bushfires and grass fires.

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Grassland fires

The NSW Rural Fire Service has conducted some trial work with the CSIRO on how grassland fire behave.

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Fires burn across the region

FIREFIGHTERS were called to the scene of a fire on the Mudgee Road near Wellington on Tuesday that threatened the local Transgrid substation.

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Orana firefighters battle series of blazes

FIREFIGHTERS were kept busy battling no less than six fires that broke out in the Orana region in the space of an hour late Tuesday afternoon.

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Local firefighters are on standby for communities in the south

THE Orana Team of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) was on standby on Wednesday as colleagues in the south prepared for the possibility of fire.

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BE PREPARED

Farmers and landholders across New South Wales are being urged to use commonsense this coming bushfire and harvest season.

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Permits knocked back over unsafe burnings

THE onset of the bushfire danger period had seen a surge in landholders seeking permits to burn, but approval would only be granted if it was safe to do so, according to the Rural Fire Service (RFS) Orana team.

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Narromine Long Service

Three long service awards presented at the Narromine Captains Meeting. Congratulations to Andy, Neville and Gordon.

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