Thursday is a ripe day for fires to start and quickly get out of control, with the National Weather Service issuing a “red flag warning” for all 21 New Jersey counties for the next two days.
Dry air, a lot of vegetations, gusty winds and low humidity in the Garden State over Thursday and Friday will make a perfect recipe for wildfires to start and spread, prompting the warning.
“Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged today, and particularly high levels of caution should be used with any potential ignition sources over the course of this multi-day fire weather event,” the National Weather Service said Thursday morning.
Due to the weather conditions, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service has implemented “Stage 3 Campfire Restrictions.” Those restrictions include the prohibition of all fires in wooded areas unless contained in an elevated stove and using propane, natural gas, gas, or electricity as the heat source. Charcoal fires are prohibited.