NWS: Critical fire weather conditions 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 National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning until 8 p.m. today.

    Under the current conditions, “any fires that develop may quickly get out of control and become difficult to contain,” the warning states. 

    “The combination of windy conditions and low relative humidity values will lead to a more rapid spread of any fires that may develop,” the warning advises. “Residents are encouraged to exercise fire prevention with any outdoor activities and properly dispose of smoking materials.” 

    A Fire Weather Watch, which also advises of critical fire weather conditions, is in effect for Thursday.

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