Forestry Corporation of NSW has resumed a hazard reduction program for the local area following recent rain.
Operations stopped for a fortnight but with a return to ideal weather and atmospheric conditions, the program continued at Middle Brother State Forest on Wednesday, June 12.
Mid North Coast protection forester Mick Wilson said the burn is is aimed at protecting the village of Rossglen from wildfires, flora and fauna.
"Middle Brother hasn't seen fire for 20 years," Mr Wilson said.
"Country needs mild fire like this to refresh and regrow, as well as protecting people and property from wildfire."
Burns will be monitored to ensure they stay within containment lines. People should stay away from any reduction activities or recently burnt areas for their safety.
Motorists should also take care when driving in smoky conditions. All burns will be visible on the Fire Near Me app as planned events.
Almost 4000 hectares of hazard reduction was completed in Lansdowne, Tamban, Bulls Ground and Middle Brother State forests in April and May.
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