CARIBOU, Maine — Temperatures are expected to feel summerlike throughout the week, but with warm weather comes the danger of brush fires.

According to the National Weather Service, a Red Flag warning is in effect Monday for much of northern and eastern parts of the state.

A red flag warning means the combination of dry conditions, low humidity and gusty winds have the potential to create explosive fire growth potential.

According to the weather service, fire danger is high for northern and eastern Maine, with Aroostook, Somerset, Piscataquis, Penobscot, Washington and Hancock counties under the red flag warning.

The warnings were expected to remain in effect through Monday evening.

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