Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The State Forest Fire Service has postponed the controlled burn of 8 acres that had been scheduled to occur this evening at the Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor due to dry conditions. The public will be notified once a new date has been confirmed.
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 Atlantic County 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.
For more information about the controlled burns, please contact Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation at (609) 645-5960.