A lack of humidity, warming temperatures, and high winds make the spring months peak wildfire season in New Jersey and 2019 has been a busy year already for woodland fires.
State environmental officials are urging residents and visitors to be careful with fire, as even small fires can grow into raging blazes under certain conditions.
“Enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy our state parks, our forests, our wildlife management areas. But be careful with fire,” said Forest Fire Service Fire Warden Greg McLaughlin. “Ninety-nine percent of all fires are caused by people.”