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Posted on: April 12, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fire danger is Very High again today!

fire in central NJ in the trees

Fire danger and restrictions continue! Keep an eye on the NJDEP site for updates in the coming days.

Due to very dry conditions and high winds, NJ is experiencing wildfires around the state. Fire danger is VERY HIGH today. NO agricultural burning is allowed, and campfire restrictions are in Stage 2, which means: 

  • All fires in wooded areas will be prohibited unless in an elevated prepared fireplace, elevated charcoal grill or stove using electricity or a liquid or gas fuel.

  • An elevated prepared fireplace must meet the following criteria:

      • constructed of steel, stone, brick or concrete

      • elevated at least one foot above the ground

      • surrounded by a mineral soil radius no less than ten feet

Fire danger is worst now through June.

More information can be found on the NJ Forestry Fire Danger Page.

Map of NJ showing the entire state is at very high risk for fire danger

Source- New Jersey Forest Fire Service Fire Danger Dashboard

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