Smoky conditions in Singleton caused by Upper Hunter blaze

Local NSW RFS Inspector, Steve Brown, has confirmed smoke in the vicinity of Singleton is from the major bush fire threat to the east of Dunedoo, near Leadville and Uraby.

 The dangerous fire front is moving in an easterly direction towards Cassilis.

An emergency warning is currently in place, and 10876 hectares have been burnt.

However, he says here in the Hunter Valley we are keeping a close watch on the blaze as a strong wind warning has been issued before the predicted cold front comes through later tonight.

“So our concern is the fire is going to change direction completely,” he says.

But all the fires in the Singleton and Muswellbrook LGA are currently under control, including a small grassfire that was caused by fallen powerlines at Glendon Lane.

The Scotts Flat Brigade attended and were called to the location at about 3pm.

With the wind picking up, Inspector Brown says residents must remain vigilant, especially those in rural and remote areas even as the temperature drops.

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