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Fire spread prediction map released

The NSW RFS has released predicted fire spread maps for today (Friday, January 10).

Severe to Extreme fire danger is forecast for parts of NSW, including the area impacted by the Dunns Road fire.

Temperatures are forecast to be in the high 30s to low 40s with hot, dry north-westerly winds and low humidity.

A south-westerly change will impact the fireground later in the evening, the RFS warned, saying conditions will make fire behaviour erratic and dangerous.

This map displays the potential predicted fire spread and the communities that may come under threat from embers or fire fronts. Other surrounding areas may still come under threat if conditions change, or if fires breach containment lines.

There may potentially be new fires burning in these areas that we do not yet know about, which may threaten you without warning.

Potential spread area – If your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, you should not be in this area on Friday. Move to a large town outside this area, or if you are on the South Coast, move to an area that has already been burnt or go to the beach. Stay away from the red areas.

Potential ember attack area – You are still at risk. If your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, you should not be in this area on Friday. New fires could start and spread quickly.
If you are in the general areas identified on this map, be vigilant for new fires that may start well ahead of the fire front.