A man has been charged after he allegedly threatened two Rural Fire Service volunteers on the NSW mid north coast.

The 44-year-old is reported to have threatened the pair with physical harm and harm to their property on Thursday morning, NSW Police said.

It’s understood the volunteers were in a briefing at the time of the incident at about 7.45am.

The accused was arrested shortly before midday in Elands and police located what is believed to be a knife when searching him.

He has since been charged with two counts of intimidation and possession of a knife in a public place.

He is due to appear at Forster Local Court on Friday.

Elands is between two bushfires – one north at Lyrebird Lane in Ellenborough and the larger out of control Rumba Dump fire which is south of the area.

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Both were at ‘watch and act’ alert level on Thursday evening.

AAP