Grass fire near Gurley burns through 600 hectares of stubble

The grass fire burnt through 600 hectares of stubble along the Newell Highway just north of Gurley. Photo: NSW RFS
The grass fire burnt through 600 hectares of stubble along the Newell Highway just north of Gurley. Photo: NSW RFS

A grass fire which has burnt through about 600 hectares of stubble along the Newell Highway just north of Gurley has been contained by firefighters.

NSW Rural Fire Service was alerted to the blaze at about 12.30pm on Wednesday, December 2.

The fire was burning in stubble along the Newell Highway, approximately 6 kilometres north of Gurley and 18 kilometres south of Moree.

Firefighters worked to contain the blaze by 2.40pm, with assistance from waterbombing aircraft.

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Crews will continue to mop up and patrol the fire ground on Wednesday afternoon to ensure there are no flare-ups.

A NSW RFS spokesperson said the fire burnt through approximately 600 hectares of stubble. No homes or structures were damaged in the blaze.