Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Several brush fires in New Jersey

Several brush fires have broken out in New Jersey, including one adjacent to the New Jersey Turnpike in Kearny.

That fire was not threatening any residences or businesses, but was causing a slowdown on traffic on the turnpike.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for much of the tristate area until 6 p.m.

Forecasters said that strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures will combine to create a high risk of brush fires throughout the day.

Any fires that develop will likely grow and spread rapidly, forecasters said. Use extreme caution if performing outdoor burning.

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