Prescribed burns ongoing throughout southern half of NJ Monday

     Wardens from the New Jersey Forest Fire Service District B3 check the progress on a March 2013 prescribed burn in the Warren Grove Gunnery Range. Pictured from left: Chad Bozoski, George Jackson III and Steve Pratt.(Photo courtesy of George Gerber III, NJFFS)

    Wardens from the New Jersey Forest Fire Service District B3 check the progress on a March 2013 prescribed burn in the Warren Grove Gunnery Range. Pictured from left: Chad Bozoski, George Jackson III and Steve Pratt.(Photo courtesy of George Gerber III, NJFFS)

    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:

    Lacey Twp. (Greenwood WMA)
    Little Egg Harbor Twp. (Stafford Forge WMA)
    Shamong Twp. (Wharton State Forest)
    Commercial and Downe Twps. (Millvillle WMA)
    Maurice River Twp. (Peaslee WMA)
    Winslow Twp. (Winslow WMA)
    Millstone Twp. (Assunpink WMA) 
    Estell Manor Twp. (Tuckahoe WMA)

    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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