Dust storm engulfs Cowra and surrounding region

Damaging winds across NSW have led to a dust storm across Cowra and the surrounding regions.

The dust stretches across the township and towards Grenfell.

The hot, dry and windy conditions have led to a total fire ban being declared across NSW.

There is a severe fire risk in the Central Ranges which includes the following council areas: Blayney, Bathurst, Cabonne, Cowra, Lithgow, Mid Western, Oberon and Orange.

While there is a very high fire risk in the Lower Central West Plains, which includes: Bland, Forbes, Lachlan, Narromine, Parkes, Temora, Weddin and Dubbo.

The total fire ban commenced at 12.01am on Tuesday and finishes at 11.59pm the same day.

If you seen an unattended fire call triple-0 immediately.

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