More NSW RFS crews from the Murray River head North to join the fight against fires
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service Southern Border and Mid Murray teams have sent a further 13 firefighters to help the firefighting efforts in the north of the state.
Thirteen firefighers from across the region flew out early Friday morning from Albury to Coffs Harbour, where they will head to base camp at Dorrigo to join the effort on the fire ground at the Bee's Nest fire on three night shifts.
The crew included members from Bulgandra, Morven, Holbrook, Table Top, Deniliquin, Caldwell and Bunnaloo.
"This is our second rotation of firefighters into Northern NSW and QLD, we are expecting to continue to do so for some time to come," Supt. Patrick Westwood said.
The Bee's Nest fire has burnt more than 94,000 hectares and has destroyed up to 20 structures and damaged a further 13, though more than 362 structures have been saved.
The fire is burning on multiple fronts in Guy Fawkes National Park, the Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and Nymboi Binderay National Park.