A 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.