Glen Innes firefighters have raced to the aid of residents during yet another bush fire emergency.
For the third time this Spring, homes around Tenterfield were threatened by an emergency bushfire on Tuesday this week.
Glen Innes Fire and Rescue crews helped protect homes from the blaze as RFS and parks and wildlife teams attacked the fire directly.
RFS issued an emergency warning for residents in the area as emergency services crews battled the blaze during difficult conditions. The fire burned west of Tenterfield, near Kildare road, so close it was within sight of the town and from the highway.
As of time of printing it had destroyed 170 hectares of bush and was being controlled.
A simultaneous blaze at Busby's flat wrecked some 92,000 hectares, plus a reported 30 in the Rappville area.
That fire was still out of control at time of printing, with RFS advising residents to remain at watch and act status.
If you are in the path of the fire you should remain vigilant and take the advice of firefighters in the area, the RFS advised.