Prescribed burn in Monmouth Battlefield State Park today

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

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

    If you smell what appears to be a fire in the Manalapan Township area today, don’t worry; there’s no emergency. 

    The New Jersey Forest Fire Service Section B10 will conduct a prescribed burn beginning at noon in Monmouth Battlefield State Park, according to a release. Large smoke columns will be visible in the area throughout the day.

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

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