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Fire destroys home, car yards, and pistol club

The Tenterfield fire front on Friday. Photo: Fire & Rescue Narrabri
The Tenterfield fire front on Friday. Photo: Fire & Rescue Narrabri

One home has been destroyed in the Tenterfield blaze, four have been damaged and three facilities, including two car yards, have been ruined.

But at least another 65 homes were saved by firefighters, who have brought the blaze under control.

The NSW Rural Fire Service has completed an initial assessment of the Tenterfield area after Friday's bush fires.

After an estimated 60% of the area was surveyed, assessors confirmed one home has been destroyed, with another five damaged.

Mount McKenzie Road fire, Tenterfield (60% of area assessed)

1 home destroyed, 4 damaged

3 facilities destroyed (two car yards and a pistol club)

12 outbuildings destroyed, 8 damaged

65 homes in the immediate area of the fire were saved

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Emergency warnings are also in place for blazes in northern NSW - at nearby Drake and at Bees Nest near Armidale.

Armidale, Clarence Valley, Glen Innes, Inverell, Tenterfield, Uralla and Walcha local government areas have been declared natural disaster zones, allowing residents to access state and federal financial support.