Local crews have travelled to the Hunter Region
Country Fire Authority has answered the call for more firefighting resources to be deployed to assist with the ongoing New South Wales bushfire emergency.
More than 300 members from across Victoria were sent to the Hunter Region and Goulburn yesterday, ahead of the predicted extreme or catastrophic fire conditions forecast for today.
District 20 Operations Manager Peter Taylor said the response from local crews has been tremendous.
"We had a number of people come forward," he said.
"We have specialist trucks these days so we need drivers, and when we're travelling that far we need drivers who can share driving.
"We had a bit of trouble getting that right but we managed to get 30 people out of our district."
Equipment has been borrowed from Bawmawn Extension, Echuca, Rushworth and Northern Campaspe Group, but Mr Taylor said crews have come from a cross-section of brigades across the Campaspe area.
"There's people from Tongala, Lockington, Echuca Village - it's a real team effort in getting that team together," he said.
The District 20 crew will be positioned out of the Singleton Army Base to assist with firefighting efforts in the Hunter Region.