Enhanced risk of wildfire spread Thursday afternoon

     The 1,000-acre

    The 1,000-acre "Southpark" wildfire in Tablernacle and Woodland townships burned on April 9 and 10, 2012. (Photo: Ryan Willitts, NJFFS)

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

    “Low relative humidity levels, gusty winds to at least 20 mph and dry fine fuels will continue an elevated risk for the more rapid spread of any wildfires through this afternoon,” according to the Special Weather Statement issued by the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly.

    The elevated risk covers all of New Jersey. 

    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 accidental. 

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

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