Firefighters say permits will continue to be suspended over the next few days as temperatures are set to soar and the dry, hot weather continues.
District officer for the Rural Fire Service, Stuart Robb, said their concern is this Friday, September 6, they are expecting very low humidity and high temperatures which will make for unfavourable conditions.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast the mercury will hit 34 degrees in Wauchope and 32 degrees in Port Macquarie on Friday.
"Fire permits are already suspended and the same thing will apply on Friday and Saturday this week. We have eight fires across the district that are controlled or being controlled, and we don't want any new fires breaking out," he said.
"We do have aircraft supporting us until the weekend. People need to take extra care over the next couple of days because of the lack of rain, high temperatures and low humidity," he added.
The Lindfield Park Road bushfire on the edge of Port Macquarie is still burning, and the RFS are using 30 million litres of reclaimed water to flood the area over 50 days, to drown the peat burning underneath. It has already been targeted repeated by air water bombers.
Camp fires and barbecues using wood, charcoal or other solid fuels have been banned in all state forests on the Mid-North Coast until further notice.
Forestry Corporation of NSW's senior manager of stewardship, Kathy Lyons, said the fire season began early this year due to extremely dry conditions.
"Campers and picnickers wishing to light a fire to cook in these forests can only use gas appliances until the ban is lifted, which won't be until after significant rainfall," she said.