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Local Incidents
 
For many years we have been taught that fire in the forest is bad. What we should have been taught is that uncontrolled fire in the forest is bad. Uncontrolled or wildfire can cause damage in the forest. But fire in the hands of skilled professionals can be a very effective natural resource management tool. Fire used in this manner is known as prescribed fire.

Prescribed Burn-May 29, 2004
Wawayanda State Park

Wawayanda State Park- May 29, 2004

Crew Safety Briefing

Assistance provided by West Milford & State Ranger

Crew members from Division A monitor burn

Eliminating hazards under controlled conditions

Rx burns require careful, detailed planning

Areas are mapped out using GPS technology

NJFFS Tender A41 on location

Planning done by Kevin Drake & Jason Von Oesen

Burn was conducted in small parcels

Utility poles were protected by engine crews

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Camp YawPaw Fire 
 Mahwah
November 2001

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This fire covered 61.5 acres in late
November, 2001.  Much of those
61.5 acres had groundfire up to 10"
deep into the duff. Mop-up was
extremely time consuming and
 difficult.

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Photos courtesy
Bruno Wendt &
Noreen Girao

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Thanksgiving
meals provided
by Hillside Diner
in Oakland.

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Camp Glen Gray Fire
Mahwah
October 2001
 

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October 2001 in Camp
Glen Gray, Mahwah.
One cabin was lost
during I/A. 3
outbuildings saved.
Photos:Wendt, Girao
and Draghi.

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Prescribed Burn 2002
Ringwood State Park

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Section Warden Kevin Drake
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Keeps an eye on Progress

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  Prescribed Burn 2004
 Ringwood State Park

Drip Torch

District Warden Sue Merics

Ringwood Manor Grounds

Flashy fuels readily ignite

Engine A22

Section Warden Kevin Drake

DW Woods & crew monitor controlled burn

Cliff follows Kevin Drake during ignition phase

Section Warden Kevin Drake (A2)

Rx burns remove fuel hazards

Flames monitored by fire crew

Drip torch creates line of flames

Ringwood Manor property

A22 stands by during burn

Cliff eyes approaching flames

District Warden Butch Post (A17)

Vicinity of Duck Pond Loop

HOT HOT HOT!

Duck Pond Loop-Ringwood State Park

DW Sue Merics looks on

Ignition Team w/drip torches

Ringwood State Park near Swan Pond

Fire Boss Drake

Wardens Post, Woods, Livesey and Drake

Kevin Drake and Sue Merics

The Boss

Into the night

Against the night sky

Illumination

Visible from Bearfort Tower, West Milford

Engine A22 - At the ready

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