AT LEAST 700 firefighters called Penrith Panthers home during the bushfires.
Several marquees were set up to provide rest areas for local and interstate firefighters battling blazes in the Blue Mountains.
There were more than 100 trucks at Panthers last Tuesday night.
The club was working out how to accommodate and cater for up to 1200 firefighters as conditions worsened.
"They were here for about a week," Panthers chief executive Warren Wilson said.
"There were trucks here from as far away as South Australia and Western Australia."
Panthers NRL players, including captain Kevin Kingston, James Segeyaro, Jamie Soward and Tyrone Peachey, prepared breakfast and helped firefighters keep their spirits up.
Former league star Brad Fittler also dropped by.
"We had 700 here for dinner on Tuesday night and just as many on Wednesday morning," Mr Wilson said.
"We also made 1200 sandwiches for lunch.
"We supported them for as long as they needed to be here."
There was also an information and assistance centre at Panthers providing help and advice on pets and livestock.
The centre opened for Blue Mountains residents who needed assistance with the care and housing of their domestic pets and livestock.