Scorching temperatures have prompted a fresh warning about fire danger across the Riverina.
With temperatures set to peak at 38 degrees on Thursday and 35 on Wednesday, Wagga firefighters said it would not take much for a small spark to get out of hand.
Turvey Park Fire and Rescue NSW station officer Bill McClatchie said much of the region was still very dry, with leaves, twigs and debris becoming easy fuel for fires.
The senior firefighter urged residents to be careful when discarding cigarettes or operating heavy machinery that could cause a spark in open areas.
“We can’t stop the firebugs,” Mr McClatchie said. “But we can at least minimise the risk of a fire by being mindful and by calling emergency services as soon as possible.”
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