NSW Fire Danger Set To Ease As Winds Drop

Some relief

NSW Fire Danger Set To Ease As Winds Drop

NSW firefighters could be handed a reprieve with fire dangers set to drop after a week of intense bushfire battles.

Crews spent Tuesday night battling more than 60 bush and grass fires across the state but most are either under control or nearly there.

On Wednesday fire danger ratings will drop to "high" in the state's smoke-covered northeast.

Total fire bans are no longer in place but the Rural Fire Service has called for vigilance and reminded the public many fires are still active.

Tough conditions plagued crews in the northern regions over the weekend but winds will drop throughout the remainder of the week and be replaced with a medium to high chance of showers, the Bureau of Meteorology predicts.

Investigations into the state's blazes have seen seven people charged for deliberately lighting fires.

A 15-year-old boy became the fifth teenager to be charged for one fire in the Blue Mountains which was extinguished just before it reached dry bushland.

Tributes have also started flowing for "hero" firefighting pilot Allan Tull who died in a helicopter crash while battling a bushfire in the state's south.

It's thought his water bucket got caught in trees and pulled down the chopper.

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