Southern NSW residents could soon be able to track fires in both NSW and Victoria on one mobile app, with the NSW Rural Fire Service testing an update.
Fires Near Me currently shows the status of fires across NSW and the ACT on the RFS website and smartphone app.
But during last year's summer bushfires, the app did not show the path of the fire as it crossed the border between Victoria and NSW, which was a cause of frustration for residents such as those in Towong and Greater Hume shires.
They were forced to flick between the NSW and Victorian apps and try to figure out the fire's path between them.
Anyone who downloads or updates the NSW app will now see new icons in line with the Australian Warning System, a national standard for logos and descriptions of the level of danger of each fire to reduce confusion across states.
An RFS spokesperson said testing was currently underway to include Victorian, South Australian and Queensland incidents on the app, allowing border residents to see fires relevant to them.
The change is expected to be added to the app within weeks.
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It comes after flaws in the system were revealed at last year's Bushfires Royal Commission.
Snowy Valleys Council chief executive officer Matthew Hyde said in the council's submissions that it had been very difficult to track fires as they jumped across the Murray River on multiple occasions.
"We basically saw right up to the boundary, and had black space after that," he said.
"If that can be resolved ... that'll be absolutely fantastic for both our community and our emergency operations centre."
While the NSW warning logos and colours have changed, the wording of "advice", "watch and act" and "emergency" remains - for now.
It was revealed by the RFS at the Royal Commission that a complete warning system overhaul was 95 per cent completed, with the exception of a replacement for the "watch and act" wording.