Wild weather causes house fire, powerlines down in Cowra

Emergency services are on the scene of a house fire in Whitby Street after a residence was struck by lightening. 

Fire crews from Canobolas, Cowra and Canowindra, along with ambulance and police are attending the scene. 

Cowra Fire and Rescue are advising people to stay away from the area

"House was hit by lightning and now smoke issuing from the roof," they wrote in a Facebook post. 

"Please stay well away from the area and listen to authorities if directed away from the area."

Wild weather across the Central West has also caused powerlines to come down in Kite Street. 

"Wires down in Kite Street, Cowra. Please stay well away from the area. Please listen to authorities if directed to leave the area," Cowra Fire and Rescue said.