Wind carrying embers from a pile burn to nearby bushland is understood to be the cause of a bushfire that started on The River Road near the Clyde River, Nelligen, on Sunday, May 31.
Volunteers on two Batemans Bay and two Nelligen trucks were called about 3.30pm, to extinguish the fire.
Batemans Bay RFS senior deputy captain Ron Shaw understood the fire was caused by wind that carried embers from a pile burn to the bush.
The flames were not high and no property was under threat.
However the following day, wind reignited the fire in a new patch of bush.
Batemans Bay RFS captain Ian Aitken said the fire continued on Tuesday, June 2.
A Far South Coast RFS spokespersons said notification to the fire control centre and to neighbours of an intent to burn was a legal requirement of a landowner.
"Both require 24 hours' notice before lighting a pile," the spokesperson said.
"Notification helps avoid dragging volunteers away from their homes, families or work for a fire that is under control and didn't need the attendance of a truck and crew.
"It also gives your neighbours a chance to get the washing in or close windows or just to be reassured that there is no need for concern.
"Smoke doesn't do kids with asthma much good and doesn't do much for people with colds or the flu.
"In these times of social distancing it can be as simple as a text message, phone call or a note in the letter box.
"Nobody has to be exposed to comply, but failure to comply can result in penalties of $1100 dependent on the circumstances."
The spokesperson said fines of $2200 can be applied, dependent on circumstances, if a fire is left unsupervised and ends up burning onto another person's property.
"The last thing we want to do is hinder people from using fire as a land management tool but we hope to simply remind everyone that it needs to be managed correctly and we need to know what is going on so we can respond to the fires that need our attention and not the ones that don't," the spokesperson said.