Torched stolen car sparks grass fire

Police are appealing for information from the public after a car was set alight on a day of total fire ban.

Torched stolen car sparks grass fire

Torched stolen car sparks grass fire

Officers spotted the burning vehicle along the Newell Highway north of Parkes in the state’s central-west, just after 10:30pm last night.

Fire crews and locals battled to put out the blaze as it spread to nearby vegetation, burning around two hectares of grassland.

Police believe the silver 1991 model Honda Accord was stolen from Margaret Street in Dubbo at around five o’clock yesterday afternoon.

They’re urging anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers on 1800333000.

At around one o'clock this afternoon, one of three west bound lanes on Sydney's Eastern Creek was closed, as fire crews battled another car fire.

They managed to contain the blaze following fears it might spread to local bushland.

A car on fire on Sydney's M4 Photo: First on 7News

A second day of total fire ban continues across New South Wales, but firefighters continue to battle a deliberately-lit blaze at Lithgow in the Central Tablelands.

It comes after three youths were charged with arson after allegedly sparking a blaze in bushland in Sydney's west.

Police say it took firefighters two-and-a-half hours to bring the blaze under control yesterday afternoon.

Australian bushfires: A firefighter extinguishes a grassfire in Sunbury north of Melbourne. Photo: AAP

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