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New Jersey Forest Fire Service crews work a night-time prescribed burn in Jamesburg County Park in early April
New Jersey Forest Fire Service crews work a night-time prescribed burn in Jamesburg County Park in early April. (NJ Forest Fire Service)
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Wildfire threat is rated high for New Jersey

As you enjoy the full arrival of spring with temperatures around 80 degrees and lots of sunshine, take time to properly discard cigarettes and other items that could start a fire -  a Red Flag Warning has been posted for North and Central Jersey.

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As warmer months approach, controlled burns become common throughout New Jersey's forests and wooded areas. (wonelab, ThinkStock)
As warmer months approach, controlled burns become common throughout New Jersey's forests and wooded areas. (wonelab, ThinkStock)
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Warmer months mean ‘controlled burns’ in New Jersey

This is the time of year when the NJ Department of Environmental Protection conducts controlled or prescribed burns in an effort to eliminate excess fuels from the forest floor.

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Mike Whitesone tosses a sandbag onto his pickup truck in the Sacramento suburb of North Highlands, Calif., Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Mike Whitesone tosses a sandbag onto his pickup truck in the Sacramento suburb of North Highlands, Calif., Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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California storm knocks out power, delays flights

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years swept across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, knocking out power to tens to thousands and delaying travel by air, train and ferry.

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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the new House GOP whip, leaves a closed-door Republican strategy session on the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the new House GOP whip, leaves a closed-door Republican strategy session on the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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House GOP weighs tough new immigration bills

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that would clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Smoke rises from the area of a wildfire near Entiat, Wash., Friday, July 11, 2014. Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain the fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in central Washington. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
Smoke rises from the area of a wildfire near Entiat, Wash., Friday, July 11, 2014. Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain the fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in central Washington. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
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Crews battle wildfires in Washington, California

ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) -- Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington.

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In this image provided by KNSD-TV, a home is in flames as crews scramble to corral a wildfire that burned two homes near the San Diego County mountain town of Julian in Southern California Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/KNSD-TV)
In this image provided by KNSD-TV, a home is in flames as crews scramble to corral a wildfire that burned two homes near the San Diego County mountain town of Julian in Southern California Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/KNSD-TV)
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California wildfire burning in triple-digit heat

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) -- Crews battling a wildfire Monday in a rugged patch of far Northern California faced another day of triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds as officials warned the flames could again threaten homes.

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