Enhanced risk of wildfire spread for most of New Jersey Wednesday

     A firefighter on the scene of a fire at Warren Grove in southern Ocean County in 2004.

    A firefighter on the scene of a fire at Warren Grove in southern Ocean County in 2004.

    The National Weather Service has issued a bulletin advising of an enhanced risk of wildfire spread Wednesday.

    “Low relative humidity levels, gusty winds and dry fine fuels will create an elevated risk for the spread of wildfires from late this morning into the afternoon” according to the Special Weather Statement issued by the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly.

    The elevated risk covers most of New Jersey, excluding Sussex, Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Union, and Hudson counties. 

    A fire burned through about 80-acres in a remote wooded area in Hamilton Township (Atlantic County) earlier this week. Officials say the blaze was accidential. 

    As Smokey Bear says, “Only you can prevent wildfires.” Here are some tips from him.

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