Police Warn About Parking Your Car on Leaf Piles This Fall


LONG BRANCH-Parking on a pile of leaves is a fire hazard according to the Long Branch Police Department.

“We checked with LBFD Captain Griffin and he confirmed that leaves can catch fire at approximately 250 degrees Fahrenheit,” the department said. “The shield of a normal catalytic converter on the underside of a car can reach 300-400 degrees. If a car isn’t operating properly, it can reach temperatures of 800 degrees or more.”