Firefighters are moving resources to northern New South Wales after cooler conditions helped crews establish containment lines around major blazes in the south.
Crews are now fighting more than 130 fires across the state, of which 30 are uncontained.
Firefighters are also working to control blazes in and , while the .
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) has moved resources to the state's north in preparation to respond to any new fires in the area.
Around 40 fires were sparked by lightning across a large area in the north overnight.
Most were quickly extinguished or contained, though about a dozen are burning out of control and there is the prospect of more lightning today.
Temperatures in the far west have crept towards 40 degrees and it is forecast to get hotter this afternoon.
RFS Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers say the focus has shifted to the north-west.
"We've moved one of the air cranes to the Tamworth area as well as our Rapid Area Response teams, there'll be three of those able to respond to new outbreaks in remote locations today," he said.
"So high temperatures forecast, strong winds so obviously the battle will shift to that area today."
Cooler conditions overnight helped crews strengthen containment lines around two large bushfires in the south.
A large blaze near Yass has been contained in rugged country, but fire crews are strengthening containment lines to prevent flare ups.
Southerly winds are also pushing smoke over the town of Bookham, while access to Burringjuck Dam has reopened.
The cool change has also provided welcome relief for fire fighters battling the Yarrabin Fire near Cooma.
It is currently west of Tuross Road in the Kybeyan area, and is not threatening properties.
Residents in the Numeralla and Countegany areas are being urged to attend a community meeting today on predicted fire movements.
Fire crews are also working to gain control of a large blaze at Sussex Inlet in the Shoalhaven.
A total fire ban is in place in New South Wales today.
As the massive blaze threatened the district, the community banded together.
At Bookham, about 29 kilometres west of Yass, 30 volunteers have been making sandwiches, slicing fruit and putting together meals for about 350 hungry and weary firefighters.
A call out on social media for donations saw boxes of biscuits, bread and fruit delivered and local children helped bake food for the firefighters.
Gail Butt from nearby Young has been coordinating the feeding of fire crews for 49 years.
"It's so overwhelming the comradeship around this little area, around Yass and Bookham is just heartbreaking. They're all there for each other, it's just so beautiful, you can't thank them enough," she said.
She says this is one of the worst fires in years.
"You go out and give them a cuddle, they are very weary, they are very pooped and you give them a bit of watermelon and they have a wash and in half an hour or so they look a bit different men," she said.
"It's satisfaction to me to see how they come in and how they go back out."
Requests for feed for livestock have also been answered after more than 14,000 hectares were burnt out and about 7,000 sheep were lost in the fire.
Yass Valley Mayor Rowena Abbey says the support has been amazing.
"[The] generosity of people - donations of water, food, hay, there's a lot of fodder donations going on and it's not just from this community. There's hay coming from all over New South Wales for the feeding of the livestock," she said.
Ms Abbey's own land has also been threatened by the blaze.
"You get as prepared as you can be and then you wait. You try to support other people who have been affected and hope that you don't become one of them," she said.
Meanwhile the today, allowing more residents return to their devastated communities.
Authorities in the state have been keeping a close eye on a bushfire at Lake Repulse that has burnt more than 11,500 hectares.
In the state's south-east crews will continue back-burning near a bushfire that has destroyed 24,000 hectares and 170 properties on the Tasman Peninsula.
In Victoria, from fires that have been contained in the past few days.
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