A number of uncontrolled fires continue to burn across Central Australia.

Emergency services are now focusing on a blaze east of Alice Springs.

Crews have spent the night trying to slow the progress of a fire burning at Ross River, about 80 kilometres east of Alice Springs.

Bushfires NT says weather conditions are helping crews tackle the blaze today.

The Ross Highway remains closed, with fires burning on both sides of the road.

Senior fire controller Geoff Kenna says light winds have allowed crews to build fire breaks and conduct back-burning.

"A break has been completed on the west side of the fire and there has been back-burning off that break," he said.

"Machinery, equipment and personnel have now been moved up to the western side of Ross River Resort, and a break is being put in from the Ross River Highway to the range."

He says they are trying to stop the blaze spreading to the resort area.

Fire crews have been helped in their efforts by pastoral property owners and workers.

A big bushfire in the Watarrka National Park, about 320 kilometres west of Alice Springs is still being watched.

The fire caused the evacuation yesterday of about 120 people from the King Canyon Resort in the park.

They were led out of the area in a road convoy and most arrived in Alice Springs last night.

Another six fire crews and three vehicles are travelling to central Australia from the Top End.

Northern Territory Land Resource Management Minister Willem Westra Van Holthe says the crews will relieve fire officers in central Australia who have been tirelessly working to try and put in breaks and keep the blazes at bay.

He says Bushfires NT is trying to spread the crews and prioritise areas as best they can, but it is hard because of the big distances involved.

"What we are doing is allocating as much of the resources as we have down to central Australia," he said.

"These things do take time."

The fire vehicles from the Top End will have to travel more than 1,300 kilometres by road to reach the main fire areas.

Meanwhile, a tourist evacuated from the Kings Canyon Resort yesterday says the process ran smoothly.

Neil Wigney and his family were among 120 guests and staff who left the area in a road convoy.

After spending most of the day at Mareenie oil fields, they arrived back in Alice Springs late last night.

Mr Wigney has praised the work of staff and emergency services.

"First thing in the morning, they checked everyone who had vehicles because the buses were there, so people who were on buses were transported that way," he said.

"People who had cars, like myself and a lot of other people, we just drove in a convoy.

"It was all set up with the police and emergency services so we could all get there safely.

"Everyone was cross checked all the time, so it was really well organised."

Meanwhile, a Kings Canyon Resort spokeswoman says damage from yesterday's bushfire is less than first thought.

Jill Collins says Northern Territory Police have done an early assessment of the resort complex and reported extensive smoke damage but very little structural damage.

"It looks like we will reopen, which is great news," she said.

"But we won't have any idea of the timing until we've been able to get access to the resort for our team and do a full assessment."

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