Firefighters are still battling to gain the upper hand over bushfires burning at Tenterfield and Tabulam on the state’s far north coast.
The Tenterfield blaze has so far burned through more than 37,000 hectares.
Thankfully, at this stage, there are no properties under threat.
The Bruxner Highway will be closed later this afternoon as RFS crews begin a backburning operation.
Firefighters are currently undertaking backburning on the Wallangarra fireground. These burns will extend onto the Bruxner Hwy this afternoon. As a result the Highway will be closed between #Tenterfield and #Tabulam from 5pm. #NSWRFS pic.twitter.com/iI7FRHcyDA
— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) February 18, 2019
Meanwhile, a fire at Tabulam has kept crews busy overnight, scorching more than 7600 hectares in a week.