VOLUNTEER firies from across the region are flying to Queensland as the state battles intense and immense bushfires.
A crew of 42 NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers pulled together from Northern Tablelands, New England, Tamworth and Lower North Coast units flew north from Armidale on Sunday.
The team will replace Region North crews from the coast who have been working on the fires this week
A replacement crew could be sent if they’re needed in the coming weeks.
Queensland firefighters were bracing for a difficult 48 hours with no rainfall predicted and temperatures soaring into the mid-40s.
The volunteer support crew left behind rising heat and severe conditions in the region.
Total fire bans were declared for the entire New England North West region with severe fire danger ratings in place.
The mercury climbed to 37 degrees in Tamworth, according to Weatherzone.
Meanwhile, Narrabri’s temperature climbed to 39 degrees and Moree got a top of 40 degrees with strong winds.