Red Flag Warning
Ensure you and your family are weather ready before storm season ramps up across Colorado.
Agencies throughout the state are getting ready for the wildfire season and on Saturday fire crews trained for a wildfire at Chatfield Reservoir where they said they need to work on communication.
The wildfire danger is high for the third straight day in much of eastern Colorado on Wednesday because of strong winds and low humidity.
Copter4 flew over a controlled burn in Weld County on Monday just north of Erie.
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.