The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a warning for a high to very high fire danger for Eastern and Northern Maine through the weekend (May 5th)

 

 

NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN SOMERSET-
NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-
CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS-CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-
INTERIOR HANCOCK-CENTRAL WASHINGTON-COASTAL HANCOCK-
COASTAL WASHINGTON-SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALLAGASH...CLAYTON LAKE...MADAWASKA...
FORT KENT...FRENCHVILLE...PRESQUE ISLE...CARIBOU...VAN BUREN...
MARS HILL...BAKER LAKE...BILLY-JACK DEPOT...BAXTER ST PARK...
CHAMBERLAIN LAKE...CHURCHILL DAM...MOUNT KATAHDIN...MILLINOCKET...
EAST MILLINOCKET...PATTEN...MEDWAY...HOULTON...HODGDON...
SHERMAN...SMYRNA MILLS...GREENVILLE...MONSON...BLANCHARD...
LINCOLN...HOWLAND...SPRINGFIELD...BANGOR...BREWER...ORONO...
OLD TOWN...AMHERST...AURORA...DEDHAM...EASTBROOK...GREAT POND...
ORLAND...DEBLOIS...GRAND LAKE STREAM...MEDDYBEMPS...PEMBROKE...
PERRY...PRINCETON...ELLSWORTH...BAR HARBOR...BLUE HILL...
EASTPORT...MACHIAS...CHERRYFIELD...DOVER-FOXCROFT...MILO...
GUILFORD...DANFORTH...VANCEBORO...TOPSFIELD
914 AM EDT THU MAY 2 2013

...HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER THROUGH THE UPCOMING WEEKEND FOR
NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE...

THE STATE OF MAINE FOREST SERVICE HAS ISSUED HIGH AND VERY HIGH 
FIRE DANGER RATINGS DUE TO VERY LOW LATE DAY RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
ALONG WITH DRYNESS OF DEAD GRASSES AND OTHER FINE FUELS. A
NORTHEAST WIND OF 10 TO 15 MPH IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON WITH
LOCAL GUSTS TO 20 MPH. THE SEA BREEZE IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AGAIN
FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND WILL LIKELY RE-DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS
OVER THE WEEKEND. THESE FACTORS COULD RESULT IN THE LOSS OF
CONTROL OF ANY PLANNED BURNS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. YOU MUST CHECK
WITH YOUR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FORESTRY OFFICE BEFORE DOING
ANY BURNING. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT A BURN PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR
ALL BURNING. THIS PROLONGED PERIOD OF WARM AND DRY WEATHER IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.