Forestry Corporation of NSW will conduct hazard reduction burns in state forest areas near Lansdowne and Herons Creek this week, weather permitting.
Protection forester Mick Wilson said the service ensures all precautions are taken before conducting burns.
"The cool dry weather helps us to protect the community and our forests with carefully planned fire," Mr Wilson said.
Hazard reduction burns will be carefully monitored to ensure they stay within cleared containment lines and people should stay away from any burning or recently burnt areas for their own safety.
Motorists should also take care when driving in smoky conditions. Smoke may be visible along the Pacific Highway and in some nearby towns.
The burns will be visible on the Fires Near Me app as planned events.
Forestry will complete 20,000 hectares of strategic hazard reduction within state forests on the Mid North Coast this year, using sophisticated techniques to pick the right times to burn.
"The burns will be mild and patchy and will continue for a few weeks," Mr Wilson said.
"Burning in the cooler months ensures that environmental impacts are low, forest health is improved and the community is protected ahead of the next fire season."
Recently, the service conducted successful burns in state forests near Old Bar, Coopernook, Eungai and Collombatti.
For more information, contact the Forestry Corporation Wauchope Office on 02 6585 3744.
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