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Stage 1 fire restrictions in effect for Northern New Jersey

NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey Forest Fire Service has implemented Stage 1 Campfire Restrictions for Northern New Jersey.

The following restrictions are in effect in Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Morris County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Warren County, Hopewell Township in Mercer County, Union County, Hunterdon County, and Middlesex County (north of Raritan River).

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions:

  • Fires directly on the ground are prohibited unless in a prepared fire ring.
  • A prepared fire ring must be constructed of steel, stone, brick, or concrete with a gravel or masonry base.
  • Fires on mineral soil, which will not endanger the forest, may be permitted at the discretion of the Forest Firewarden issuing the permit.

Agricultural burning is allowed and there are currently no fire restrictions south of the Raritan River.

To view the statewide fire danger levels, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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