Fire restrictions enacted for Hopewell and points north

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service has raised fire restrictions in Hopewell Township and areas north of us.

Campfire and Agricultural Burn Restrictions – Northern New Jersey  

As of 8am Thursday, July 14, campfire and agricultural burning restrictions will go 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).  

  • 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. 
  • Agricultural burning is suspended. Agricultural Open Burn Permit holders should monitor the Forest Fire Service website for the latest updates on open burning conditions: https://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/fire/infotools/conditions-restrictions.html

 At this time there are no campfire or agricultural burning restrictions south of the Raritan River.  

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