Early Wildfires in B.C. Interior; Homes Evacuated in Colorado

Last week at least 8 homes were evacuated on the outskirts of Fort Collins, Colorado as 400 acres burned. Here in B.C. a handful of grass fires in the South Interior and a wildfire on the outskirts of Clearwater have put crews to work. A dryer and hotter than normal summer if forecast.

Early Wildfires in B.C. Interior; Homes Evacuated in Colorado

Last week at least 8 homes were evacuated on the outskirts of Fort Collins, Colorado as 400 acres burned. March is considered early for wildfires in Colorado and another 1,800 wildfire was only half contained in Central Arizona according to the Associated Press. Here in B.C. a handful of grass fires in the South Interior and a wildfire on the outskirts of Clearwater have put crews to work fighting against dry fuels created by the absence of spring rain and the time needed for normal “green-up” to occur. In some parts of the province drought indices, water tables and snowpacks are lower than average. A dryer and hotter than normal summer if forecast. Although the same forecast for last year called for a wetter than average year.

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