Wild fire warning issued for region

The eerie scene of a controlled fire burning of the underbrush and collected debris in the Peaslee Wildlife Management Area in Maurice River Township Monday, March 4, 2013. The controlled burn of 300 acres is an attempt to minimize the fuel for bigger forest fires later in the year. ( CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer )
The eerie scene of a controlled fire burning of the underbrush and collected debris in the Peaslee Wildlife Management Area in Maurice River Township Monday, March 4, 2013. The controlled burn of 300 acres is an attempt to minimize the fuel for bigger forest fires later in the year. ( CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer )
Posted: April 04, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued a warning that conditions are dangerously ripe for wild fires in eastern Pennsylvania, all of New Jersey and northern Delaware.

The Red Flag Warning is in effect until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

"There is a great potential for rapid wildfire spread today due to gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry fine fuels," the NWS said in its warning statement. "Outdoor burning is not recommended."

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