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Warning issued for an increased risk for the spread of fires in Maine

A combination of low humidity and winds has the National Weather Service in Gray issuing a fire warning for Monday, April 6.

GRAY, Maine — The U.S. National Weather Service in Gray, Maine has issued a fire warning for Monday, April 6. 

The weather service warns there will be an increased risk for the spread of fires because of a combination of low humidity, warm temperatures, and winds.

Temperatures are expected to reach in the 50s and low 60s, and winds will reach 15-20 mph.

Below is a map the U.S. National Weather Service Gray posted on their Facebook page of the humidity across the state on Monday. 

Credit: U.S. National Weather Service Gray, Maine

To find out more information regarding fires, the U.S. Weather Serice Gray has a page located at:

https://www.weather.gov/gyx/FireWeather 

Maine Forest Rangers put out a reminder that open burning with online permits that have been acquired are on hold until the fire danger goes back to MODERATE or LOW. 

Credit: MFR

They also warned that if you burned a brush pile this weekend, you would be well advised to check it today to ensure 100% extinguishment.

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