'Critical fire weather' warnings issued for northern Arizona

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The National Weather Service warns that northern Arizona faces "critical fire weather" this week due to low humidity and strong winds.

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Red flag warnings issued by the weather service's Flagstaff office cover areas along and north of the Mogollon Rim Wednesday afternoon and evening and a broader array of areas in the region Thursday afternoon and evening.

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