NJ says controlled forest burns went well

March 23, 2009 7:11:49 AM PDT
New Jersey's Forest Fire Service says this season's controlled burns of forests were the most successful the state has had in two decades. The service met its goal of burning 20,000 acres to remove excess vegetation that wildfires could use as fuel.

The burning wrapped up Sunday in central and southern New Jersey. It will continue until April 1 in the northern part of the state.

The goal is the same every year. But it usually goes unmet because weather isn't right or there isn't enough manpower.

Wildfire season began Sunday and will be at its height until mid-May.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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