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27,409

Hot weather does not mean more work for firefighters, at least according to “Fire in New Jersey 2015,” issued by the Division of Fire Safety. Of the 27,409 fires in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, 3,790 occurred in May and 3008 in April, while the fewest fires (1,653) occurred in December.

The report includes stats on all types of fires. Structural fires were by far the most common (15,514), followed by natural vegetation — or wildland — fires (5,175) and vehicle fires (3,221). There were only 35 cultivated crop fires.

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