Red Flag Warning
Officials at the High Park Fire on Sunday night reported that there have been 57 more homes lost to the fire, bringing the total to 248.
Hot, dry temperatures combined with windy conditions add up to a Red Flag Warning that’s in effect for much of Colorado from noon Friday until Saturday evening.
Firefighters battling a wildfire burning on over 100 square miles in northern Colorado are on the lookout for spot fires that hot, windy conditions could help ignite.
Warm, windy weather is raising the fire danger in the Mountain West.
Right now parts of Colorado are under a Red Flag Warning. Dry, hot conditions and high winds could mean trouble if a grass fire sparks.
Winds continued to whip across the Front Range on Monday. A Red Flag Warning expired Monday evening after hurricane-force winds toppled trees and power lines over the weekend.
National forests and counties along Colorado’s Front Range and Eastern Plains are banning outside fires and fireworks as hot, dry weather keeps the fire danger high.