The Coreen fire is now under control, the Rural Fire Service says, but road closures remain in place and residents are asked to stay alert.
More than 100 firefighters and 20 vehicles are fighting an out-of-control fire in Coreen.
The fire is currently burning between Bull Plain Road and Federation Way.
Superintendent Pat Westwood asked landholders to remain vigilant and advised residents the Riverina Highway was closed between Bull Plains Road, Redlands Road and Federation Way.
He asked residents to avoid the area if possible.
As a precaution, Lowesdale School has been contacted by the Rural Fire Service and firefighters were working with the school to ensure the school was protected and bus services were able to get the children home as usual.
Group captain Brian Millar said RFS was also setting up a staging area at the school where trucks go before deploying into different areas.
He said that also provided the school with extra protection.
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Large firefighting aircraft have been deployed to the fire.
Mr Millar said the fire appeared to have started in a crop, and had spread into nearby grass and canola stubble.
He said tonight's cool change could help in their efforts to contain the fire, depending on the levels of wind.
"We're asking people to be vigilant about the weather and make sure they're aware of their surroundings," he said.
"We're hoping we don't get any more fires this afternoon, we've had three or four already this morning which crews have controlled exceedingly well and we hope to keep this contained between Bull Plains Road and the Riverina Highway."
Mr Millar said RFS had contained small blazes in Finley and Berrigan.
Rural Fire Service has issued an alert warning to residents that an out of control fire of about 200 hectares is burning near Woodlawn Road.
NSW Police have closed the Riverina Highway at Federation Way, and at Bull Plains Road and Redlands Road.
Federation Way is still open.
Residents are asked to avoid the area and give way to any fire and emergency vehicles.If you see flame, please call 000.
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