THE fire threat near one of the region's water supplies has eased.
There were concerns about the Pearson Trail Complex fire south-east of Tamworth.
The blaze has burnt through more than 22,000 hectares and surrounded Dungowan Dam.
The dam is owned and managed by Tamworth Regional Council and, at times, is a water supply for the region.
Council water and waste operations manager Dan Coe said the fire had moved away from the dam, so there were no issues to report.
The council has a "daily regime of testing to ensure the quality of drinking water it provides to the community around the region".
Prior to Christmas, it was noted rainfall in the Dungowan Dam catchment after the fires could make the water more difficult to treat.
Rural Fire Service NSW Tamworth and Liverpool Plains District incident controller Corey Philip said no infrastructure had been damaged, despite the fire completely surrounding the dam's perimeter.
Mr Philip said the fire was close to contained and patrols would continue ahead bad conditions forecast for Friday and Saturday.
He said there were two new ignitions near the Pearson Trial fire at Cowsby Road and the Port Stephens Cutting.
The latter should be contained by Wednesday, but former could burn for little longer given the terrain and accessibility.
Mr Philip said there were also "new starters" in the Tamworth area as well.
One fire has broken out at Goat Mountain near Back Kootingal Road.
Early on Tuesday afternoon it had grown to 43 hectares in size.
The fire was listed as under control and Mr Philip said crews were getting close to containment.
Another blaze was sparked at Halls Creek on some "rugged terrain" and firefighters were working towards containment by Thursday or Friday.