Red flag warning covers much of northern, western Arizona

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning due to critical fire spreading conditions.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning due to critical fire spreading conditions.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Much of northern and western Arizona will be under a red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service for Thursday due to dangerous wildfire conditions.

Communities included in the areas where the warning will apply from noon to 7 p.m. include Kingman, Flagstaff, Lake Havasu City, Holbrook, Winslow and St. Johns.

The weather service says expected peak wind gusts include 40 mph (64 kph) at Flagstaff, Holbrook and Seligman.

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