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Stage 2 fire restrictions in effect for Northern New Jersey

NORTH JERSEY – The New Jersey Forest Fire Service has implemented Stage 2 fire restrictions in Northern New Jersey.

Campfire and agricultural burning restrictions are in effect for 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, Middlesex County (north of Raritan River), according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.

No ground wood fires will be permitted.

Elevated prepared fireplaces, elevated charcoal grills or stoves using electricity, or a liquid or gas fuel are acceptable. An elevated prepared fireplace must be constructed of steel, stone, brick, or concrete with its fire box elevated at least one foot above the ground surface and surrounded by at least a ten feet radius clearance to mineral soil.

An elevated charcoal grill may be stationary or portable and surrounded by at least a ten feet radius clearance to mineral soil. Camp stoves are also acceptable, forest fire service said.

Agricultural burning has been suspended. Agricultural open burn permit holders should monitor the NJ Forest Fire Service website for the latest updates on open burning conditions

At this time there are no campfire or agricultural burning restrictions south of the Raritan River, forest fire service said.

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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