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Forecasters report elevated danger of wildfires in Arizona

Posted: 9:00 AM, Apr 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-19 15:27:45Z

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.