Two Northern Territory firefighters have been called in to provide relief to local crews currently battling bush fires raging across New South Wales.
Emergency crews are working overtime to protect homes and lives, as the fire rips through northern NSW.
Alice Springs Station Officer Stephen Hunter and Darwin Senior Station Officer Brendon Magnoli received the call for help late last week.
They travelled from Alice Springs to Glen Innes to provide relief and support in the Incident Management Team in the NSW Rural Fire Service.
"A total of 38 fires continue to burn across the state and Station Officer Hunter and Senior Station Officer Magnoli will assist with the operations and planning side in managing the 500 firefighters currently on the ground," a NT Emergency Services spokesperson said.
"SO Hunter and SSO Magnoli put their hand up to help when the Rural Fire Service appealed to the national resource sharing council for support from interstate fire fighters who were equipped with experience and qualifications including the nationally recognised AIIMS training."
The pair are expected to be within the Incident Management Team in the NSW Rural Fire Service for the next five days.
Record breaking heat and windy conditions have made for perfect fire conditions interstate.
Over the past week, reports of devastating loss of houses, properties and lives have emerged.
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