THE north-west remains alert, but not alarmed, to fire danger, with no total fire bans as yet.
With high fire danger across much of the region, Rural Fire Service brigades remain alert to changing weather conditions, but Tamworth and Namoi/Gwydir
had not suspended fire permits.
However, in the Liverpool Range district including Gunnedah, Liverpool Plains and Upper Hunter, all fire permits were suspended with high to very high fire danger across the area which was expecting high winds.
Tamworth Rural Fire Service said the council area was expecting winds of 35-40km/h today and permits were as normal, but people needed to be vigilant.
A spokesman said no fires were allowed out in the open due to the conditions.
In the Namoi/Gwydir region, including Narrabri and Moree, strong winds were expected to continue but there was no change to fire permits.
A spokesman said he was impressed with the way everyone was behaving in the conditions and there had been only two “very, very small” fires yesterday.
All fire permits are suspended in the Northern Tablelands and New England regions.
Fire danger ratings could change today depending on weather conditions.