campfire warning

dogg57

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The stage one campfire restrictions in effect across the state mean that fires directly on the ground are prohibited “unless in a prepared fire ring constructed of steel, stone, brick or concrete with a gravel or masonry base,” according to an announcement from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
“Fires on mineral soil which will not endanger the forest, such as in a gravel pit, may be permitted at the discretion of the forest fire warden issuing the permit,” according to the DEP.
Fire danger is highest in Monmouth and Ocean counties, Burlington County and Middlesex County south of the Raritan River, according to the DEP’s Forest Fire Service.

http://www.app.com/article/20120404/NJNEWS/304040089/Forest-fire-officials-issue-campfire-warning?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
 
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OK, thanks. I was just wondering what to expect when I hit the camground (Wading Pines Campground) tonight. I think they usually follow whatever restrictions are in-place at Godfrey Bridge Camping Area.
 

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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
407 AM EDT SUN APR 8 2012

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NEW CASTLE-KENT-INLAND SUSSEX-DELAWARE BEACHES-CECIL-KENT MD-
QUEEN ANNES-TALBOT-CAROLINE-SUSSEX-WARREN-MORRIS-HUNTERDON-
SOMERSET-MIDDLESEX-WESTERN MONMOUTH-EASTERN MONMOUTH-MERCER-SALEM-
GLOUCESTER-CAMDEN-NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-
ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-COASTAL ATLANTIC-
COASTAL OCEAN-SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-CARBON-MONROE-BERKS-LEHIGH-
NORTHAMPTON-CHESTER-MONTGOMERY-BUCKS-DELAWARE-PHILADELPHIA-
407 AM EDT SUN APR 8 2012

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING INTO MONDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY MAINTAINS THE RED FLAG
WARNING FOR TODAY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY ALSO HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR MONDAY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING
INTO MONDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH TODAY. WEST 15
TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH ON MONDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* TIMING...THE PEAK WINDS AND LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS ARE
EXPECTED FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING TODAY AND LATE
MORNING THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON ON MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE FIRE DANGER SHOULD BE ELEVATED DUE TO THE GUSTY
WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS. AS A RESULT...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS
FOR RAPID SPREAD IF UNCONTROLLED FIRES DEVELOP OR EVEN FOR
PRESCRIBED BURNS TO GET OUT OF CONTROL. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT
RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH
POTENTIAL.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WILDFIRE DANGER...BURN RESTRICTIONS
AND WILDFIRE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION...PLEASE VISIT YOUR STATE
FORESTRY OR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEBSITE.
 

manumuskin

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I was in the pine plains (trees about 12 ft tall) stone hunting two days ago (it was the day of the winslow fire) and I was unaware of that fire at the time but I was thinking this would be a perfect day for a wildfire though the wind wasn't too bad but very sunny and dry as a bone and I was in those type of woods you are not getting out of fast.I was thinking if I smell smoke this is a very bad place to be.
 
Jul 12, 2006
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April 09, 2012
FIRE DANGER ALERTS AND CAMPFIRE RESTRICTIONS ISSUED AS SPRING FOREST FIRE RISKS INCREASE
(12/P39) TRENTON – The New Jersey Forest Fire Service has issued fire danger alerts and implemented stage one campfire restrictions throughout New Jersey today as prolonged dry and windy conditions continue in the state.
"It is paramount that New Jersey residents and visitors exercise extreme caution to prevent wildfires at this particularly vulnerable time, with little rain and low humidity," said State Forest Fire Service Acting Chief Michael Drake. "The Forest Fire Service is increasing fire patrols and we are increasing our response capabilities as this drying trend continues."
The fire danger level is determined to be very high by the Forest Fire Service in Burlington, Monmouth and Ocean counties, as well as Middlesex County south of the Raritan River.
The fire danger is graded as high in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic Somerset, Union and Warren counties, plus Hopewell Township, Mercer County and Middlesex County, north of the Raritan River; It also listed as high danger level in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.
A red flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service, alerting residents of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania to the potential for wildfires.
Stage one campfire restrictions are in effect for all three regions today, meaning fires directly on the ground are prohibited unless in a prepared fire ring constructed of steel, stone, brick or concrete with a gravel or masonry base. Fires on mineral soil which will not endanger the forest, such as in a gravel pit, may be permitted at the discretion of the Forest Fire warden issuing the permit.
Caution also should be exercised with the use of equipment that could discharge sparks.
So far this year the New Jersey Forest Fire Service has responded to 359 wildfires that have burned 286 acres, compared with 190 fires that burned 186 acres during the same period last year.
Fire danger is exacerbated by the fact that the forest canopy has not leafed out, allowing the sun and wind to dry the forest floor.
Ninety-nine percent of all wildfires in New Jersey are caused by human activity, usually carelessness, negligence or arson. The Forest Fire Service works to prevent wildfires year-round through public outreach and education efforts, prescribed burning operations, and maintenance of fire breaks.
Wildfire risks increase with every new structure built in or adjacent to forests. Wildfires can spread quickly in New Jersey, threatening homes, property, natural resources and human lives, yet most are preventable.
Follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of fires:
•Use ashtrays in vehicles. Discarding cigarettes, matches and smoking materials is a violation of New Jersey law.
• Obtain necessary permits for campfires. Don't leave fires unattended. Douse them completely.
• Keep matches and lighters away from children. Teach them the dangers of fire.
• People living in the forest should maintain a defensible buffer by clearing vegetation within 30 feet of any structures. Also, make sure fire trucks can pass down your driveway.
•Report suspicious vehicles and individuals. Arson is a major cause of forest fires in New Jersey.
For more information on wildfires and fire safety, visit www.njwildfire.org