Monday, March 07, 2016

Prescribed Burns in New Jersey: March 7th and small fire in northern NJ

Prescribed or controlled burns conducted by the New Jersey Forest Fire Service continued on March 7th. According to the New Jersey Forests Facebook page prescribed burns will be conducted on March 7th in the following areas (weather permitting):

Buckshutem Wildlife Management Area, Lawrence Township

Dix Wildlife Management Area, Fairfield Township 

Glassboro Wildlife Management Area, Clayton Township

Jamesburg County Park, East Brunswick Township

Black River Wildlife Management Area, Chester Township 

Hopatcong State Park, Roxbury Township 

Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park, Franklin Township 

Somerset County Environmental Center, Bernards Township

High Point State Park, Wantage Township
 Stokes State Forest, Sandyston Township (Obtained on March 7, 2016 from the 
New Jersey Forests Facebook page)
My friends at the B10 NJ Wildland Fire Page reported that there was a three to four acre fire on the top of a ridge in the Worthington State Forest, Pahaquarry Township (Warren County, NJ). Firefighters used the Dunnefield Creek Parking Area (off of Interstate 80 just east of the Pennsylvania border) as a staging area. I understand that Division A requested a helicopter. New Jersey Forest Fire Service firefighters from Division A fought the fire which started on Sunday afternoon, March 6 and was reported under control at about 2  PM today, March 7. (Depending on when you are reading this article, the information that you see on the B10 NJ Wildland Fire Page may be different.

Thanks to the crews of the New Jersey Forest Fire Service for all you are doing to keep the residents of New Jersey safe. Stay safe.

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