THE efforts of dozens of firefighters and at least seven aircraft overnight have paid off in the Narrabri area.
Fire officials confirmed yesterday that eight large fires burning around the Narrabri-Bingara Rd area had been contained.
The fires were ignited by a lightning band which swept through the area on Wednesday.
Crews were quick to swing into action, calling on the help of aircraft from Gunnedah, Moree and Coonabarabran to fight the blaze.
NSW Fire and Rescue colleagues joined with Rural Fire Service volunteers to fight the blazes.
“It was a joint effort between community RFS ground crews and aviation aircraft sent to the area. They worked well and got a good result in comparison to what could have potentially happened with eight different fires burning at the same time,” RFS spokesman Brendan Doyle said.
He said the fires would be patrolled by crews in coming days.