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The heat is on, the fire danger is high!

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 9:20am MDT

As we head into the hot days of summer, the lack of moisture begins to drive the fire danger up. Tuesday we are expecting highs temperatures to reach 93 in the Denver metro area before a brief cool down begins but by Saturday those temps will be back up to the mid-90’s.

Much of the western slope once again finds itself under Red Flag Warnings. Frisco in Summit County and Guffey in Park County have recently battled small blazes. With the long holiday weekend approaching, lots of folks will be heading to the high country. More people means there is a greater chance for fire so everyone should be careful.

A grass fire burns near Wiggins, CO.Closer to the Front Range, while we are not currently under any fire related advisories, we are still very dry and the danger exists. Just yesterday a grass fire near Wiggins quickly blew up and consumed 2,500 acres and took six hours to contain.

Please be aware of the danger and leave the fireworks to the pros! Remember that fireworks are illegal in Thornton and can get you a $1,000 fine if you are caught using them.

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