The smoke currently enveloping the Great Lakes' area is most likely the result of smoke drift, according to Rural Fire Service RFS) district officer Stuart Robb.
There are more than 10 fires burning in the region at the moment, but the majority of them are listed as 'under control' by the RFS and there are none listed in the Great Lakes.
Mr Robb said the smoke drift was being caused by a combination of westerly and nor-east winds in the Coffs region that was pushing smoke into a band just inside the coast.
He said it was predicted to dissipate by this evening but could return again tomorrow.
Mr Robb also took the opportunity to remind the public that with a very high fire danger rating currently in place all hazard reduction permits had been suspended.
RFS crews had to extinguish a fire at a property at Smiths Lake earlier today that had been lit as a part of a hazard reduction burn.
Mr Robb advised property-owners if they were unsure it was better to contact the RFS before lighting any fires.
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