Prescribed burns ongoing in Ocean County Tuesday

    District wardens Kevin Morrissey, left, and Mike Moran, right, working during a prescribed burn at Monmouth Battlefield State Park on March 8, 2014. (Courtesy of Pete Monaco, NJFFS)

    District wardens Kevin Morrissey, left, and Mike Moran, right, working during a prescribed burn at Monmouth Battlefield State Park on March 8, 2014. (Courtesy of Pete Monaco, NJFFS)

    The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is conducting prescribed burns in Ocean County Tuesday. 

    Crews are working in the following areas:

    Manchester Township (School House Road and Route 539)
    Little Egg Harbor Sports Complex (Near Route 539)
    Barnegat Township (Route 539)

    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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