BANGOR  — The Maine Forest Service says extremely dry conditions helped to spark several dozen fires across the state.

The Bangor Daily News says two of the more troublesome fires occurred Sunday.

On Lasalle Island off Rockport, a Forest Service helicopter carried firefighters and equipment from the mainland and dropped water onto the fire. And in the Unorganized Territory near Medway, a wildfire burned at least 32 acres of grass, brush and timber.

Forest Service Ranger Jeffrey Currier says other fires were reported in the southern half of the state, including in Manchester, Winslow, Whitefield, Fairfield and some in the Penobscot County area. Currier says most of those fires were being put out relatively quickly by the Forest Service and local fire crews.

Dry conditions are expected to continue Monday.