Wild weather: Fire ignites during wild winds, heavy rain | Photos, pictures

A FIRE that ignited during wild weather in Forbes on Thursday afternoon has been extinguished by firefighters.

At 4.16pm NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews received a triple-0 call that a lighting storm had started a new fire east of Forbes.

"The crew arrived to find a large tree had been hit by lightning and ignited," Forbes RFS said.

FIRE STARTER: The Bureau of Meteorology recorded 14mm of rain in Forbes during Thursday afternoon's storm. Photo: FORBES RFS

FIRE STARTER: The Bureau of Meteorology recorded 14mm of rain in Forbes during Thursday afternoon's storm. Photo: FORBES RFS

"While on scene we were notified by a member of public to a second tree fire.

"A specialist RFS chainsaw crew was called in to deal with the trees.

"Thankfully after both trees were dropped we had a heavy rain storm pass through."

Meanwhile, Bureau of Meteorology data shows 14 millimeters of rain was recorded in Forbes during Thursday afternoon's storm.

Winds gusts were recorded up to 80km/h at 3pm.

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