BOSTON (AP) — Brush fires have flared up in several Massachusetts communities, as dry and windy conditions prompted the National Weather Service to post warnings due to critical fire weather conditions.
The warning covers most of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire and was in response to low humidity and gusty winds. It was posted on Saturday.
A red flag warning cautions that any fires that start will quickly spread and become difficult to put out.
The Boston Herald reports (http://bit.ly/Z9SIH7 ) that hours after the warning was posted, a brush fire began in Saugus and spread to a house. Other brush fires ignited in Bridgewater and Halifax.
Firefighters battled high winds as they extinguished the fires.
The Weather Service expected temperatures to hit 55 degrees on Sunday with gusts of up to 30 miles per hour.
Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com