A WAGGA fire station captain has said emergency services are "not mucking around this week" after firefighters quickly contained a grass fire today.
About 11.20am today, three Turvey Park Fire and Rescue crews and two Rural Fire Service crews responded to a small grass fire on Copland Street near Lockyer Street in East Wagga.
With temperatures set to soar to 44 degrees later this week and potentially breaking a 65-year-old record, Mr Beck said the fire was quickly put out because they "had multiple resources responding to it".
"The first truck was on scene very quickly, which was good, then we had additional units, including the RFS, come to help us," Mr Beck said.
"We're not mucking around this week going into the heatwave conditions.
"We're going to throw resources at them [fires] then we'll call them off as needed because of the heatwave conditions this week."
Mr Beck said the cause has not been determined.
"It's about a hectare in size and it was coming to the natural break at the edge before the streets," he said.
"It's just a shame it happened with this forecast weather."
With the fire danger rating in the Riverina high today, Mr Beck reminded residents to adhere to fire safety advice and to be prepared.
"Even in urban areas, make sure you've got a fire plan. Just because you're in the middle of town doesn't mean you're protected from ember attacks," he said.
"People also need to stay hydrated to avoid heat stress over summer."
Elsewhere today, the RFS has controlled a fire that began about 11.06am on the Hume Highway near the Dog on the Tuckerbox.