A NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service fuel reduction burn eight kilometres south east of Taree was a success.
Area Operation Co-ordinator for the Manning and Hastings, Ian Turner, said the 118.2ha operation was completed late Friday and within the control lines.
"Everything is fine. We will mop this up over the next couple of days," Mr Turner said.
"This fuel reduction burn was in a strategic location between a private property and the Pacific Highway. It involved some rural and small urban areas which will benefit from this burn being put in place.
"This burn involved two tankers from the rural fire service with five officers and 15 national parks staff involved with seven fire units.
"It went really smoothly, in fact better than anticipated with some areas exposed to the north-westerly slope having a 1 to 2 metre flame height - where there was plenty of fuel."
Mr Turner said the forecast rain on the weekend could hamper their chances of undertaking any further burn offs till the conditions settle.
"We are really looking for fine and calm days which are the right conditions for doing this kind of work," he said.