As of this morning, the Maine Forest Service is reporting that the fire danger in the entire State is High. The daily report shows that all seven weather zones are considered to be Class 3.
Please be careful where ever you are with your bbques. In some places they are prohibited. Check with your local city.
All outdoor open burning in the City of Portland is suspended. Residents are reminded to be cautious when using Gas and Charcoal grills for cooking.
The Maine Forest Service definition of High Fire Danger:
High. All fine dead fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from most causes. Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape. Fires spread rapidly and short-distance spotting is common. High-intensity burning may develop on slopes, in concentrations of fine fuel. Fires may become serious and their control difficult, unless they are hit hard and fast while small. The color code for High is yellow.
Guidelines to the legal types of outdoor burning in the City of Portland can be found at www.portlandfire.com
The Main Forest Service issues a daily Wildfire Danger Report that can be viewed on line.