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Firefighters in Desperate Race to Contain Fires Ahead of More Heat to Come

(The Sydney Morning Herald)

More than 130 bush fires continue to burn across NSW, including 20 that are out of control as fire crews race to contain blazes before a return to hot and windy conditions later in the week.

The biggest threat is currently posed by a grass and shrub fire burning in an easterly direction about 11 kilometres outside Yass in the NSW southern tablelands region.

The Rural Fire Service said properties in Ferndale, Sunnyside, Spring Vale, Wattle Valley, Yowerweema, Katandee and Euralia areas may be impacted by fire within the next two to six hours.

Still under threat ... an aerial view of Deans Gap. Photo: NSW Rural Fire Service

Fire crews on the ground along with water bombing air craft and the Air-Crane are currently undertaking property protection at a number of rural properties.