NSW Forestry will commence a hazard reduction burn at Middle Brother State Forest on Sunday, May 19.
"Middle Brother hasn't seen fire for 20 years," Mick Wilson, protection forester for Mid North Coast said. "Country needs mild fire like this to refresh and regrow, as well protecting people and property from wildfire."
This planned burning is aimed at protecting the village of Rossglen from wildfires as well as flora and fauna.
Ideal weather and atmospheric conditions are allowing the NSW Forestry to continue its hazard reduction burns in local forests through the weekend and into next week.
Nearly 1000 hectares of hazard reduction has been achieved in Bulls Ground and Lansdowne State Forest in just three days.
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.
The hazard reduction burns will all be visible on the "Fires Near Me" app as planned events.
For more information, contact the Forestry Corporation Wauchope Office on 02 6585 3744.