EVERY single fire in the region is out.
Firefighters can breathe a sigh of relief after they've spent the last five months battling horrific blazes.
The break could not have come at a better time, Tamworth Rural Fire Service NSW Superintendent Allyn Purkiss said.
"There's still piles of stuff to do here but it means I can give my folks a break after five months flat out to give them some time back with their families," he said.
"Obviously it's a big relief for them, these firefighters have been doing it tough for two years really with the drought.
"I wouldn't call the drought finished yet, we've had some run-off but we need lots of follow-up and for the seasons to normalise."
Tamworth saw 66.4 millimetres of rain in just three days recently. At least 55mm of that fell on Sunday.
At one point firefighters battled up to 45 blazes from the Quirindi RFS headquarters.
It was tough to even douse the blazes with dams on properties nearing empty and some farmers reluctant to give up the last of the precious resource.
It's good news for volunteers off the land too, as the rainfall has provided some relief from trying to balance feeding livestock and fighting fires.
With all the fires out it's time for Mr Purkiss to turn his focus to recovery efforts.
Trucks in his fleets copped the brunt of blazes with damage to suspension from rough terrain or heat damage from being too close to the fires.
"Now we go back to catching up on seven or eight months of work we haven't had time to do, there's still budgets to balance, vehicles to be fixed and people are applying for permits again now," he said.
"We had very few injuries so the firefighters did a really good job for themselves, it's the trucks that suffered the most but when you're firefighting for four or five months you can expect that."
The last firefighters who left the region to help down south returned on Sunday.