The alert level for the Goddos Road fire has been reduced from watch and act to advice.
Throughout the night, fire activity has increased, with the fire being fanned by strong south-easterly winds.
The fire is burning in a north-westerly direction towards Burrows Creek.
Residents should continue to monitor the conditions. If your plan is to leave, leave early before the fire threatens.
Take advice from firefighters.
Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan. If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.
- If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
- Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
- For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.
A WATCH and act fire warning has been issued for a dangerous fire burning out of control near Tamworth.
The NSW RFS said the Goddos Road fire is burning in all directions near Nundle and Hanging Rock, with the fire starting to flare on Monday afternoon.
About 2.30pm, the RFS issued the emergency alert, and said locals needed to heed warnings.
The RFS said landholders in the Duncans Creek, Munro Creek and Hanging Rock areas, as well as those to the east of Nundle, are urged to consider if they will leave their homes, or if they are prepared to stay and fight the blaze, if the fire threatens their properties.
The fire is 370 hectares in size and is burning out of control.
Helicopters are attacking the fire from the air, bulldozers and more than a dozen crews are working on the fire ground.
Fire crews are battling extremely rough and difficult terrain and gusty conditions. Winds are carrying embers ahead of the fire front, which is creating spot fires and fuelling the blaze.
The fire is very intense and and has broken containment lines a number of times on Monday, the RFS said.
On Sunday night, locals could see flames from the Hanging Rock area from as far as Tamworth.