A bushfire burning on the Big Island, near Forster Keys is under observation and at a 'watch and brief' situation.
NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) brigades from Tuncurry, Diamond Beach, Pacific Palms and Green Point along with Fire and Rescue Forster were notified of the fire just after 5am this morning, Wednesday, August 21.
Tuncurry RFS fire control officer, Dave Milstead said due to the location of the fire they could only monitor the situation.
He said the fire was under investigation, and a fire boat had been sent out to assess the situation.
"The brigades will standby and ensure there is no ember attack to nearby houses," he said.
Brigades also had been sent to Green Point.
Mr Milstead said his main concern was the westerly winds which were predicted to reach up to 40km/h later today.
According to the Fires Near Me website, approximately four hectares of the island, which had no infrastructure and comprised mainly paperbark and palm trees, swamp and grassland, had been burnt out since the fire began.