Recent wildfires in the Pinelands have burned some 400 acres and are indicative of the high level of fire danger in our fields and woodlands. Dry conditions with little rainfall and windy days make the outdoors especially vulnerable to fires.
Trout fishermen and campers are reminded that campfire restrictions are in effect throughout the state and building a fire directly on the ground is prohibited unless in a fire ring of steel, brick, masonry or other non-combustible material.
The Forest Service says fire danger is very high in Burlington County as will as Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex County, south of the Raritan River.
The danger is graded as "high" in Hopewell Township and most Southern counties.
The Forest Service says 99 percent of all wildfires in New Jersey are caused by humans.