There is unlikely to be much rest for more than 40 firefighters who spent Sunday night trying to protect Tenterfield residents and their properties from bushfire.
The RFS issued an emergency alert for the area around 2pm Sunday when a spot fire developed in Leechs Gully ahead of a main fire burning north of the township.
Firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW as well as QLD Fire and Emergency Services helped RFS volunteers fight the fire.
The warning was later downgraded to watch and act status and by nightfall to advice level.
By Monday morning, authorities said conditions had eased.
Tenterfield and Terragon fires still burning Monday
But the fire had already burnt through more than 280 hectares and Tenterfield residents were advised to seek shelter in solid structures and watch for more spot fires.
Earlier this month, bushfires destroyed 26 homes across New South Wales, including one on Mackenzie Road near Tenterfield and and 16 in nearby Drake.
The RFS said firefighters expected to keep working on the latest fire all day Monday and residents on and around Homestead Road, Washpool Creek Road, Mount Lindesay Road, Robinsons Lane and Geyers Road were asked to take advice from volunteers on the ground.
Authorities said a change of weather and water-bombing aircraft should help containment lines today.
Meanwhile, a fire in Terragon that had burnt more than 250 hectares near Uki in the Tweed shire and had been burning all month long, was under control.
The RFS reminded the public to check for updates on the RFS web site or via the Fires Near Me App and to, most impotantly, have a bushfire survival plan.
This report has been corrected. An earlier version said 26 homes were destroyed by fire in Tenterfield but this figure reflects state-wide property loss in early September.