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Fire Danger Rating is Very High

The Union County Department of Parks & Recreation would like to alert you to a situation that may impact your planned use of a park facility in the next few days. Due to dry conditions, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service has set the fire danger rating for northern New Jersey to VERY HIGH. In addition, the Forest Fire Service has imposed Stage 3 campfire restrictions. Per that designation, all campfires and cooking fires are temporarily prohibited. This prohibition applies to both wood and charcoal fires. Cooking is only allowed on an elevated stove using only propane, natural gas, gas or electricity. The Stage 3 campfire restriction does not automatically expire if we experience any rainfall. The restriction can only be changed by the New Jersey Forest Fire Service. We regret any impact this situation will have on your planned activity.