New Jersey Threatened by Canadian and Jackson Wildfires and Smoke


The hazy, smoky conditions and poor air quality in New Jersey produced by Canadian wildfires are expected to cause poor air quality around the state again Wednesday and could worsen later today, the National Weather Service sad.

While forecasters anticipate some relief from the haze and smoke this morning “an additional plume of thick smoke should spread south into the area later this afternoon and evening.”

As a result, the weather service says New Jerseyans should limit time outside on Wednesday and even suggested wearing a mask to limit respiratory system irritation.

In addition firefighters continue to battle a wildfire in Jackson New Jersey that grew to 70 acres and is 70% contained as of Wednesday morning. About 30 structures in the area of East Commodore Boulevard and Cedar Swamp Road are threatened.

The Exit 21 ramp off Interstate 195 is closed, as well as several local roads:

· East Commodore Blvd between Cedar Swamp Road and Jackson Mills Road
· Cedar Swamp Rd between East Commodore Boulevard and Jackson Mills Road
· Jackson Mills Road between East Commodore Boulevard and Cedar Swamp Rd

Humidity will be very low again and winds out of the northwest of 10 to 15 mph could gust as high as 25 mph, the weather service said.


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