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Dry Air, Winds Could Lead to Fires

A red flag warning is in effect for Branford and much of the state Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.

red flag warning will be in effect today in Branford, as well as much of the rest of the state, from noon to 8 p.m. 

The National Weather Service reports that dry weather and gusty winds — 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts up to 20 miles per hours — will result in critical fire weather conditions.

"A mild and generally dry air mass continues to promote favorable conditions for fire spread," the meteorologists report.

Today is proving to be a hot one for Branford with temperatures in the mid-70s () by noon but the red flag warning also means it could get even hotter by way of brush fire. 

Last Friday Branford and East Haven firefighters battled a on Hemingway Avenue that destroyed a private home's a garage and a local business' storage facility before it was brought under control.

Branford also battled a  along the Stony Creek Trolley Trail back in March. 

In addition, earlier this month, East Haven joined other area fire departments battling a  in North Haven, near the Northford border.

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