Despite the cool change on Friday, September 6 the fire danger rating for today, Monday, September 9 remains at very high.
During the three days since last Friday fire crews from NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) have responded to 21 bush and grass fires, a motor vehicle accident two structure fires and three police/ambulance/public assists.
A total of 27 incidents.
Of the eight active fires across the district, two are being controlled at Kerriki (1747ha) and Thunderbolts Way (1297ha) while the remaining six are under control.
Firefighters from National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), Forestry Corporation and NSW Rural Fire Service supported by water bombing aircraft will continue to strengthen containment and extinguish the fires across the Mid Coast.
An incident management team will continue to operate from the RFS fire control centre at Wauchope for the remainder of the week
Strong winds are forecast to continue throughout today and into Tuesday with conditions starting to ease tomorrow afternoon through to the end of the week.
On Friday, September 6 the Mid Coast and Port Macquarie-Hastings local government areas (LGA) experienced temperatures in the low 30s and winds in excess of 60km/h.
The resulting fire danger rating for was extreme and a total fire ban was declared from midnight on the Thursday, September 5.
Temperatures eased on Saturday and Sunday however winds across the district remained strong with a resulting fire danger rating of very high.
NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) district officer, Stuart Robb reminded residents all fire permits remain suspended.