AROUND-the-clock work from firefighters have prevented a blaze near Coonabarabran from becoming a major bushfire event.
The fire on Yearinan Station Road at Bugaldie, ignited on Friday afternoon after a suspected lightning strike caused the blaze.
A wind change on Friday evening caused the fire to be upgraded to an emergency level, before crews got the upper hand.
Castlereigh Rural Fire Service district officer Dez White said the fire was contained on Monday morning.
"The wind change on Friday afternoon really gave the fire a bit of a kick along," Ms White told the Leader.
"However, thanks to the work of crews on the ground and water bombing efforts from the air, we were able to get on top of it fairly quickly.
"It was good work from all concerned, that's for sure."
Ms White said there was work still to be done on the fire ground.
"The fire is now at an advice level and we're really happy with where it's at," she said.
"There's a bit of mopping up to do, which will now be our focus.
"In fact, there will be a lot of mop-up work for us to do.
"Summer is just beginning and we are prepared for whatever comes next."