Prescribed burning ongoing at numerous locations in southern half of NJ Monday

     An image of prescribed burning on the Ocean/Burlington border yesterday from aboard New Jersey State Police's SouthStar Aeromedical helicopter. (Image via NJSP)

    An image of prescribed burning on the Ocean/Burlington border yesterday from aboard New Jersey State Police's SouthStar Aeromedical helicopter. (Image via NJSP)

    The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is conducting prescribed burns in the southern half of New Jersey Monday.

    Crews are working in the following areas:

    Shamong (Wharton State Forest – Jackson Road north of Atsion Road – 700 acres)
    Bass River (Bass River State Forest – 72 acres)
    Washington (Wharton State Forest – Washington Turnpike and Mount Road)
    Tabernacle (Wharton State Forest – tentative)
    Lacey (Greenwood Wildlife Management Area – near Route 539 and the Ceder Bridge Tower)
    Pemberton (Whites Bogs – private land)
    Berkeley (Audubon Society)
    Wall and Howell (Allaire State Park – near Allaire Road and Interstate 195)
    Jackson (FREC – near between East Veterans Highway and Don Connor Boulevard – 80 acres)
    Jackson (Colliers Mills – 22 acres)

    Large smoke columns will be visible near the burn sites, according to a release issued by the service.

    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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