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National Weather Service issues fire warnings for Weld County, much of northeastern Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag fire danger warning for northern Weld County and parts of other northeastern Colorado counties.

The warning will go into effect at noon Sunday and remain in effect until 7 p.m. that night.

"Conditions will be favorable for rapid ignition of dry vegetation," fire growth and spread, the warning stated.

The warning includes Weld north of Greeley, as well as parts of Larimer, Boulder, Logan, Sedgwick, and Phillips counties. A fire weather watch also is in effect for all of Weld and much of the Front Range between noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

A Red Flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions already are occurring or will occur soon. A fire weather watch means critical fire weather conditions are forecast.

Sunday's high is expected to reach the low-80s. Wind gusts up to 35 mph and humidity below 10 percent are expected to create conditions favorable for fire.