Monday, February 17, 2020
A controlled burn of approximately 50 acres at Atlantic County’s Galloway West Tract located adjacent to exit 44 of the Garden State Parkway and Moss Mill Road will be conducted on Monday, February 17 beginning at 10 AM through 6 PM by the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service with assistance from the Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation.
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.