An emergency warning has been issued for the Dunns Road fire after a harrowing night of firefighting in the Snowy Valleys.
The RFS has also warned the the Dunns Road, East Ournie Creek and Green Valley, Talmalmo fires are merging. This means very dangerous and erratic fire conditions.
It is too late to leave
Those in and around Batlow have again been told it's too late to leave as the fire activity increases through the Ellerslie Range near Kunama and Laurel Hill to Talbingo.
Those in the Tumbarumba Road, Tumbarumba township and Taradale Road areas have also been told to leave before conditions get worse on Saturday.
Batlow residents were told it was too late to leave when the blaze was re-listed at emergency warning level around 5pm on Friday.
The fire had breached Old Tumbarumba Road and was burning east towards town. It has grown to more than 140,000 hectares, the RFS says, and crews on the ground were helped by aerial bombers
The Dunns Road fire has claimed more than 30 homes and 170 buildings, the RFS confirmed earlier on Friday.
An evacuation centre was opened in Wagga on Thursday to support those displaced by the blaze.
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