Fire Danger Threatens More Than Half Of Colorado


Red flag warnings have been issued for the areas through Thursday evening.

"They said like 10 years since they've seen everything that's come together like it's going to today, so that includes the humidity, the high winds, the vegetation and stuff like that", said Lieutenant Matthew Childs, with the Wichita Falls Fire Department.

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Winds could gust up to 37 miles per hour, and temperatures are expected to soar to a high of about 79 degrees Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. There is a Red Flag Warning for High Fire Danger over all of eastern Colorado and parts of the southern mountains and Four Corners.

Relative low as 22 percent.

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Officials say conditions are dry as the latest map shows more than three-quarters of the state are dealing with severe to extreme drought. And, another record high temperature is in reach with the record at 79 from 1976 in Denver.

Thursday will be one of the worst days of the season.

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IMPACTS... Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. The high temperature will be 43 degrees, the NWS says. Temperatures will fall some 30 degrees into the 40s early on Friday and continue to fall Friday afternoon into the colder 30s.