Controlled burning ongoing today in Berkeley Township

     A controlled burn in Wharton State Forest, Burlington County on March 3, 2013. (Image: NJ Forest Fire Service, Section B10)

    A controlled burn in Wharton State Forest, Burlington County on March 3, 2013. (Image: NJ Forest Fire Service, Section B10)

    If you are smelling what appears to be a fire in the Berkeley Township area, don’t worry; there’s no emergency. 

    Fire crews are conducting a “controlled burn” in a wooded area near Davenport Road and Dover Road, according to a release from the Berkeley Township Police Department.

    A controlled burn is a fire prevention technique that “safely [reduces] excessive amounts of brush, shurbs, and trees,” according to smokeybear.com.

    Most of New Jersey is currently abnormally dry.

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