With #monsoon2022 season over in #Colorado, persistent #drought could be ‘second fire season’ — The #Aspen Times

Last night’s storm (July 30, 2021) was epic — Ranger Tiffany (@RangerTMcCauley) via her Twitter feed.

Click the link to read the article on the Aspen Times website (Cassandra Ballard). Here’s an excerpt:

On Thursday [September 8, 2022], a minor fire popped up on the line between two fire districts in Grand Valley, the Colorado River Fire Rescue District and the Grand Valley Fire Protection District. It was quickly contained, but it could be a sign of things to come this fall if the Western Slope’s drying trend continues as forecast by the National Weather Service through November.

“As things dry out, those kinds of fires are common,” said Chief Lief Sackett of Colorado River Fire Rescue. “Just knowing how brown and cured out all the grass is this time of year, and how dry and hot it’s been, those are common fires.”

The good news is the worst extent of the anticipated heat is finally over, and a little rain should be coming.

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