GRAY, Maine — With dry weather once again hovering over the state Wednesday, fire danger remains high, according to the National Weather Service.

For the third consecutive day, the weather service has issued a red flag warnings for all of the state, with the exception being far southwestern York County.

Anybody considering any outside burning should monitor statements from the weather service and from state and local officials before doing so.

A red flag warning occurs when critical fire weather conditions are happening, and the combination of strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures all create potential for fire growth. Grass or brush fires that spread have potential to get out of control.

According to the Maine Forest Rangers, several wildfires, including blazes in Holden and Monmouth, kept forest rangers and firefighters busy Tuesday.

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