Colorado fire agency urges caution as wildfire danger rises

High fire danger - 04/11/18

A Red Flag Warning is in effect today through Friday night for all of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico, according to forecast models monitored by the Midland regional office of the National Weather Service.

A Red Flag Warning will remain in effect from 12:00 PM Thursday until 8:00 PM Thursday for Barbour, Braxton, Doddridge, Lewis, Harrison, Gilmer, Ritchie, Tyler, Taylor, Upshur, Randolph, Pocahontas & Webster Counties.

State fire officials have warned that continued dry conditions in the lower elevations and plains of Colorado mean that fire danger is a concern.

Winds across the mountains into the Front Range will be gusting up 50 miles per hour.

Accustomed to wildfires during the fall and spring fire seasons, Chief John Dyehouse of Broadhead Fire Department in Rockcastle County said the conditions can quickly turn small burnings into out-of-control fires. In Denver, the high temperature will be about 76 degrees.

The city and surrounding areas are on high alert for potential fire activity today and authorities are urging people to use extra caution with anything that could be an ignition source.

Don't mow or trim grass on windy days.

A storm system on Friday will damper the fire danger considerably, bringing much needed moisture the Eastern half of the state. The high temperature will be 43 degrees, the NWS says. Lows drop to the 30s and 40s under mostly clear skies.

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