Stage set for dangerous wildfire conditions months ago

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Stage set for dangerous wildfire conditions months ago

Low precipitation, high temperatures dry out forest fuels
An absence of moisture and above average temperatures since last fall combine to create dangerous fire conditions in Southwest Colorado.

Stage set for dangerous wildfire conditions months ago

An absence of moisture and above average temperatures since last fall combine to create dangerous fire conditions in Southwest Colorado.

Stage set for dangerous wildfire conditions months ago

As of Friday, a weather station at the Durango-La Plata County Airport had recorded only 1.4 inches of precipitation since Jan. 1 – more than 4 inches below the historic average of 5.53 inches.

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