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    First of the season

    Yes, the New Lisbon tower
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    Woodmansie Wildfire.

    I'm sure they were glad to oblige...lol.
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    Woodmansie Wildfire.

    Been away from this site for awhile, but I see some people are still clueless as to the operations of the NJFFS during a wildland fire. Maybe it should have been left to burn?? MAYBE that's what the 2 dozers "working" were for. Having a little inside knowledge into this fire, I know that no...
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    Constitutional Rights

    Wow, you truly have a remarkable talent for speaking on this subject without having much knowledge on the matter. Please allow me to clarify...."they create work plans and strategies to manage the pine barrens mostly for their own benefit".....WHAT BENEFIT ?? Oh yeah...."to buy...
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    60th anniversary of the Chatsworth Fire

    Not quite sure what you were insinuating with your statement that ."is no place to send a big truck like that"..... That truck was built for EXACTLY that purpose. Their assignment was to proceed up the right flank and to join up with a tractor-plow unit already operating there. The terrain...
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    Constitutional Rights

    Bob, not quite sure what your statement about the Forest Fire Service being "self-perpetuating". Please explain.
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    Fire breaks

    Bobbleton, no need for name calling. I was merely asking for a clarification to make sure I understood your position correctly.
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    Fire breaks

    Bob, I NEVER said I planned anything. The plan was to attempt to guide the fire around Bamber Lake,which is exactly what happened. Whether it was by weather, God's hand, firefighter performance, it did in fact pass the town itself. What was planned was to bypass Bamber and somehow manuever it...
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    Fire breaks

    Bobbleton.......not too sure what your post meant with regards to....." but don't you dare speak ill of those who destroy for fun.....". I also don't quite nunderstand how the FFS keeps the forest healthy in ......"too sloppy a manner"..... If you're referencing plow lines, or fire lines, they...
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    Fire breaks

    Piney Princess.....is a drip torch the same as a "drip flame fire starter"? I think I read that somewhere in this thread. Well said about the misuse of our wildland areas by irresponsible individuals. The off-road park near Chatsworth was a great place for these folks to really enjoy their...
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    Fire breaks

    ....."The fire probably skimmed the tree tops in that triangle and blew burning embers hundreds of yards across it. As far as the yellow shade on the east side, I really belive the wind and the road helped the fire turn....." Quoted from Bobpbx. Bob, I respectfully disagree with your...
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    Fire breaks

    No problem. Glad to see that tempers have calmed down a bit here.
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    Fire breaks

    Actually Bobpbx, that was a joint effort by Stafford and Barnegat townships to have that work performed. Kinda like closing the gate after the horse got out. It was an efficient fire break, however, it has been a couple years now, and it is growing back rather quickly. I have no idea if there...
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    Fire breaks

    ....."There is no such thing as protecting the natural resources of the Pine Barrens from a catastrophic fire. It is in fact how they are created in the first place......" Bobpbx. So far from the truth. Intentional fire setting is the biggest cause of wildland fire, followed by careless discard...
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    Fire breaks

    Gibby, GermanG, and Piney Princess (what a sweet sounding name). It is agreed that level heads always prevail. My questions here are twofold. WHY does it always seem that when the FF service prepares annually to do its prescribed burns, certain individuals appear on this site, and begin their...