Red Flag Warning
The recent warm and dry weather has sparked several grass fires on Colorado’s eastern plains in recent weeks.
The heat is breaking more weather records in Colorado and raising the risk of wildfires.
Winds will blow from the southwest and could top 40 mph at times.
The fire risk in Colorado is getting higher on the Eastern Plains while a cold front is dampening that risk in some parts of the state brining cooler temperatures, slightly higher humidity and weaker winds.
Many factors will play into this year’s fire season, including drought, winter snow and this summer’s weather pattern.
Red flag fire conditions in Larimer County have prompted county commissioners to vote on a county-wide open fire ban, but with the use and sale of fireworks in parts of the county still legal, some people are confused.
This is what counts as good news in Colorado’s wildfire season: a breezy day but at least not three straight hours of winds blowing at 25 mph or more.
Firefighters battling the wildfire near Walsenburg are still facing red flag conditions.
Douglas County is enacting a temporary ban on fireworks and open burning in unincorporated parts of the county.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag fire warning for southwest Colorado.