Fighting bushfires is only going to get more difficult for country towns close to running out of water.

Some of the worst drought-affected areas have been sacrificing the little water they have to fight blazes and are employing dry firefighting strategies because water sources are so scarce.

That has made fighting sometimes uncontrollable blazes these past few days extremely difficult and the precious water that remains has been sucked out to fight this fire.

Read more on this story at ABC News Australia.