National Weather Service: “Critical” risk of wildfire spread Sunday

     (Photo: Josh O'Connor/US Fish and Wildlife Service)

    (Photo: Josh O'Connor/US Fish and Wildlife Service)

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday.

    “A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly due to a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels,” a bulletin from the National Weather Service field office in Mount Holly, NJ advises. “Any fires that develop may quickly get out of control and become difficult to contain.” 

    The warning covers much of the New Jersey region, including most of eastern Pennsylvania, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, all of Delaware, New York City and its New York and Connecticut suburbs, and all New Jersey counties, excluding Sussex County.

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

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