|Obtained on March 13, 2015 from|
While I am hardly an expert in such things, I know that once the snow pack is gone the potential exists for the ground to dry out pretty quickly. And with that the start of the spring wildfire season.
In advance of the spring fire season here in New Jersey, prescribed burning is done. I suspect that the persistent snow pack through much of January into late February/early March has resulted in fewer prescribed burns. The lack of snow cover in central and southern New Jersey means that they are able to do prescribed burning. Unfortunately, I don’t quite know when prescribed burning started in the central and southern part of New Jersey (Sections B and C). However, thanks to my friends at the NJFFS Section B-10 website I know that there is prescribed burning going on today in the following areas in New Jersey (what you see when you access tPete's NJ Wildland Fire Page: Section B10
will differ depending on when you accessing their page):
NEW JERSEY FOREST FIRE SERVICE DIVISION B
- Section B2 — Burlington County, Washington Twp. Warton State Forest, 50 acres, grass
- Section B4 — Ocean County, Eagleswood Twp, Stafford WMA, 50 acres, grass
- Section B6 — Ocean County, Manchester Twp, Manchester WMA, 50 acres, grass
- Section B10, Monmouth County, Monmouth Battlefield, 203 acres, grass
NEW JERSEY FOREST FIRE SERVICE DIVISION C
- Section C3 — Cumberland County, Commercial and Downe Twp., Milleville and Buckstutem WMA, 90 acres, grass
- Section C4 — Cumberland County, Maurice Twp. Peasley WMA, 100 acres, grass
It is supposed to rain tonight into Saturday and possibly into early Sunday which probably means no prescribed burning anywhere in the State this weekend.