Those in the Batlow and Wondalga areas have been urged to get out now because when the Dunns Road fire hits, the town can't be saved.
The RFS declared the Dunns Road fire is expected to hit Batlow on Friday afternoon and when it does, the township will "will not be defendable".
The huge fire will meet even worse fire conditions with extreme fire danger forecast for Saturday.
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It is burning south of the Snowy Mountains Highway in the Ellerslie Range near Kunama, and spot fires that started ahead of the main front yesterday have spread, the NSW Rural Fire Service outlined on Wednesday morning.
The south-westerly change is pushing the fire towards the Kunama and Wondalga areas and surrounds, with the RFS advising those in the area to leave now towards Tumut if the plan is to leave or they are not prepared.
- NSW RFS Bushfire Information Line 1800 679 737
- NSW DPI animal and agriculture hotline 1800 814 647 (8am-8pm)
- Disaster Welfare Assistance Line 1800 018 444
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