Controlled Burn

Robert Williams, of Pine Creek Forestry, watches the progression of a controlled fire in Stockton University’s forest in 2016. This season’s prescribed burns have started and will continue through the end of March, according to the Department of Environmental Protection.

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The state is conducting several controlled burns Tuesday, to eliminate forest debris to better prevent out-of-control wildfires.

So smoke on the horizon is to be expected.

Here is the list of where controlled burns are happening in South Jersey:

In Atlantic County, Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area in Estell Manor;

In Burlington County, Wharton State Forest in Washington Township;

In Cape May County, Cape May County Park in Middle Township;

In Cumberland County, Peaslee WMA in Maurice River Township;

In Ocean County, Stafford Forge in Little Egg Harbor Township; Greenwood WMA in Barnegat/Lacey townships; Ocean County NLT Lochiel Park in Barnegat; Ocean County NLT Whiting Station in Lacey/Manchester townships; and in Manchester WMA and Brenday T. Byrne State Park, both in Manchester Township.

If in doubt about the source of smoke or fire, call 9-1-1 or 877-WARN-DEP (877-927-6337).

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In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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