Easing Weather Conditions Hopefully Assists Firefighters Battling QLD And NSW Blazes

Easing weather conditions are assisting firefighters who continue battling blazes across Queensland and New South Wales.

A cool southerly change expected to sweep across the major fire zones should lead to lower fire dangers.

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As of Wednesday morning, only one emergency fire continued to tear through the two states, previously more than a dozen on Tuesday.

Those fires have been reduced to watch-and-act blazes, with more than 20 burning on Wednesday morning.

The cool change is expected to move through Queensland and bring showers and storms from Friday.

While the relief of rain will be welcomed, QFES deputy commissioner Mike Wassing warned the last time storms came following bushfires, about 10 new fires begun from lightning.

New South Wales residents are urged to “remain vigilant” as fires in the state’s north hit rural homes and spilled spot fire into an urban area.

On Tuesday, NSW’s firefighter efforts were centred at Tenterfield after seven fires began to the town’s north, south, and west.

Queensland residents can stay up to date with the latest fire warnings on the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website.

New South Wales residents can stay up to date with the latest fire warnings on the NSW Rural Fire Service website.

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