Oberon bushfires: Crews on high alert as conditions worsen

READY: Oberon's emergency services were on stand-by after a an emergency fire danger risk was in place on Tuesday morning.
READY: Oberon's emergency services were on stand-by after a an emergency fire danger risk was in place on Tuesday morning.

AN emergency fire danger risk was in place across the NSW Rural Fire Service's (RFS) Chifley/Lithgow zone on Tuesday with firefighters on high alert across Bathurst, Oberon and Lithgow.

Oberon's emergency services were on stand-by and were called to fire on Campbells River Road at Mount David after a fallen power line ignited a fire.

The road was closed to traffic and re-opened at 3.30pm.

Another bushfire ignited near Ben Ledi Road on Tuesday afternoon and fire investigators were called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.

Chifley/Lithgow RFS operational officer Gary Hansen said it was burning 1.5 kilometres west of Isabella Road.

Fifteen appliance [fire trucks], two dozers and two aircraft attended the scene.

Mr Hansen said wind gusts of up to 80km/h were hampering firefighters' efforts on Tuesday afternoon but emergency services had it under control early evening.

Blackouts also impacted 104 properties between O'Connell and Oberon and a further 230 properties around Burraga.