Border firies to ‘help neighbours’

ALBURY firefighters will “stay with our neighbours” and assist efforts at Tarcutta and Jerilderie today.

Twenty-five firefighters and five trucks will head to both towns, which continue to mop up fires that have been brought under control.

Albury’s NSW Rural Fire Service Superintendent George Alexander said while fires burned in northern NSW and Queensland, Border strike teams would not be deployed far afield.

“It’s unlikely we’ll go up to northern NSW, we’ll stay with our neighbours in the southern part of the state,” he said.

While many firefighters were being deployed elsewhere, there was still a full incident management team in Albury.

Despite no total fire bans in force, he warned residents to remain alert.

“It’ll be warm weather in the next few days and while the wind won’t be as bad as Tuesday, it’s still very dry and people should be cautious about what they do,” he said.