Forecasters report elevated danger of wildfires in Arizona
Posted: 8:00 AM, Apr 19, 2018
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Forecasters report elevated fire danger from dry and windy weather conditions across much of Arizona on Thursday.
A red flag warning issued Thursday by the National Weather Service covers an area extending southward from the Arizona-Utah line north of the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona to nearly all of southern Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The red flag warning runs from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, with the National Weather Service reporting very dry conditions and strong gusty winds.
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