N.J. Forest Fire Service: ‘Extreme’ fire danger in Central Jersey today

     New Jersey Forest Fire Service crews from A7 and B10 divisions conduct

    New Jersey Forest Fire Service crews from A7 and B10 divisions conduct "burn-out" operations to protect structures during the 250-acre wildfire in Edison on April 10, 2014. (Photo: NJ Forest Fire Service)

    The New Jersey Forest Fire Section B10, which covers the central portion of New Jersey, advises of an extreme fire danger this afternoon.

    Under extreme risk conditions, “fires start quickly, spread furiously, and burn intensely,” according to the service.

    The service reports that all fire towers are currently staffed and water tanker aircraft are on standby. 

    As of mid-afternoon today, firefighters are battling a large brush fire near Prospect Avenue and Little Silver Point Road in Little Silver, according to radio transmissions. No additional details were immediately available.

    Local and state crews extinguished a large brush fire in Brick yesterday. 

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