LEETON Fire and Rescue Captain Graham Parks has been lending a hand in the north of the state following a serious outbreak of bushfires this month.
Captain Parks has been assisting at the fire control centre in Glenn Innes for the past week. He will return to Leeton by the end of this week.
He said the fires in that region would continue burning for weeks and proved to be a timely reminder for all residents across the state.
"I think definitely we're going to be seeing a lot more of this ... it's only September," Captain Parks said.
"I think we will likely be called on to assist in different areas throughout the summer."
While Leeton shire doesn't have rugged terrain like areas such as Glen Innes, which makes it difficult to gain access to bushfires to extinguish them.
Captain Parks said it was important residents were prepared.
"Given how dry it is, it's important to be prepared and listen to warnings," he said.
The weather will indeed warm up in Leeton, with 30 degrees the expected temperature on Friday.
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