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Fire risk continues for leeward areas

he Maui News

A red flag warning has been extended until 6 p.m. today for leeward areas across the state as gusty winds and low humidity continue to create the risk for fire conditions.

East to northeast trade winds of 15 to 25 mph with stronger gusts are expected, along with 40 to 45 percent humidity mid-morning through the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended, the weather service said.

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