Smoke will continue to pour into the South Coast with the Currowan fire growing on Friday, November 29.
Far South Coast RFS spokesperson Marty Webster said strategic backburning was undertaken on Thursday night to contain the fire into a "big box".
The 4656-hectare fire was being contained by aircraft and ground crews.
Bulldozers, excavators and tree-felling machines were also being used.
He said northerly or westerly winds would carry the smoke down to Batemans Bay and south-westerly wind could carry smoke from fires near the Victorian border.
He said today's weather conditions would be challenging with a very high fire danger.
Crews would continue to work today with Saturday's conditions becoming more mild.
He said there was a Eurobodalla strike team constantly in support of Shoalhaven teams at the Currowan fire.
He asked people to call Triple 0 only if they saw a column of smoke or an actual fire.
He said there was "no active fire left" at the Nelligen fire but it was being patrolled.
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- If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
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