NJDEP-News Release 22/P004 - The New Jersey Forest Fire Service will soon begin conducting prescribed burning to reduce vegetation and debris that may contribute to the start and spread of a wildfire. By actively eliminating sources of fuel that exacerbate forest fire risks through a controlled...
Looks like they will be burning today and this week in the Cloverdale area, Greenwood near the county line, Lebanon near the Pole Branch and close to 70, in Bass River near Route 9 and near Warren Grove near Warren Grove Road. Also, in Medford along Stokes Road and Hawkins Road and further south Peaslee.
I was down by Batso on Saturday and the field across the street was recently burned too. Walked along the shores of the Mullica during the west winds. Lots of glass mixed with the gravel near Hermann City ruins. Is this old glass from the works? I know they produced rectangular and round bottles. Lots of dark brown glass.
Went back today, the burned area begins somewhere around the parking area here and goes West as far as the link I posted yesterday. But it looks like they are preparing to burn to somewhere around here. They are only burning a strip about 50 ft (?) wide on the North side of the road. They burned the rye strip(s) about a week ago.
Prescribed Burning Advisory: The Batona Trail
The Batona Trail between Evans Bridge and Bulltown Road will be closed from March 1 through approximately March 7 due to prescribed burning. Please avoid this area during this time.
If you need assistance finding a different hike, please call the Batsto office at 609-561-0024.
Oh, I missed that. I just watched it. There wasn't much left of it when I drove down. Just a few small smoky spots. First time I drove down that road. It's a fun drive from Atsion Road back to Waterford.