A controlled burn of about 50 acres of land near Parkway Exit 44 in Galloway is scheduled for today, Monday, February 17th, from 10AM to 6PM.

The county says the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service with assistance from the Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation will conduct the burn.

According to a press release,

Controlled burns are used to prevent forest fires by eliminating underbrush and leaf litter that can fuel fires. In addition, they serve to stimulate new forest growth. They are one of several measures the Division of Parks and Recreation employs to prevent fires.

Controlled burns are contingent upon weather conditions. The State Forest Fire Service requires three consecutive days without precipitation prior to conducting a controlled burn. Wind conditions and humidity must also be favorable.

 

SOURCE: Atlantic County Press Release, 2/17/20

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