Mid Coast NSW Rural Fire Service district officer Stuart Robb has described this bushfire season as a complete 180 from last year's horror season.
Mr Robb said ongoing rain through December and the first weeks of January had put the district in a great position to see out the rest of the season without major incident.
"This year has been very good as far as the weather goes," he said.
"Most of the fire response that we've had over the last six to eight weeks has been nuisance fires."
Mr Robb said the low incident rate was largely repeated across NSW, although there had been harvest fires and grass fires in the State's west.
He said there had been 4000 fires across NSW this season, with a total of 26,810 hectares burnt and one home lost.
By comparison, there were more than 9500 fires, 3.67 million hectares burnt and 1000 homes lost across the State during the same period last season.
Mr Robb said the favourable weather conditions had provided the district's volunteers with some well-deserved rest.
"It's a great opportunity for our volunteers to get a break, rather than last year when they were working long shifts over multiple days and doing that relentlessly," he said.
Mr Robb said the volunteers would focus on training and preparation over the next few months, and begin hazard reduction work when the conditions became suitable.
"There is always plenty for them to do," he said.
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Mr Robb said it was likely the bushfire season would come to a close at the end of March, unless conditions changed dramatically between now and then.
But despite the moist conditions on the ground and the expectation for more rainfall, he said it still wasn't a time to get complacent.
"It is important that people are aware that we're still in the bushfire danger period, so they should ensure they've got a bushfire survival plan in place," Mr Robb said.
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