A grass fire threatened homes near Finley on Tuesday night with crews working into the night to extinguish the blaze.
The fire broke out at 7.20pm on the outskirts of town just off the Newell Highway.
NSW Fire and Rescue Superintendent Stewart Alexander told The Border Mail it was of "significant size" and came "very close" to one home.
"Firefighters from NSW Fire and Rescue and our friends at the Rural Fire Service were able to save that house," he said.
"At one stage there were eight fire trucks on scene.
"They were out there until about 10.30pm.
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"This is a timely reminder that hot conditions can mean fire conditions."
Tomorrow is expected to hit 42 degrees and Superintendent Alexander is warning residents to be careful around dry grass.
"We saw only last week a grass fire broke out after a suspected cigarette butt was thrown out a car window," he said.
"Call triple zero immediately if you see an unattended fire and be very careful around dry grass during these conditions."