Fire Weather Watch issued June 20 at 3:09PM MDT expiring June 22 at 8:00PM MDT in effect for: Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan
Fire Weather Watch issued June 20 at 2:47PM MDT expiring June 22 at 8:00PM MDT in effect for: Alamosa, Archuleta, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Fremont, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Lake, Las Animas, Mineral, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Saguache
DENVER – There will be high fire danger across the eastern half of Colorado Monday as strong winds continue to blow down from the Front Range.
There are red flag warnings in effect across the entire Front Range and eastern portion of the state, and high wind warnings in effect across northeast Colorado. The strongest winds are expected between Greeley and Limon, the National Weather Service said.
The winds out of the northwest are expected to be sustained at between 20-45 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 65 mph.
Here’s a look at the brush fire that ignited on E-470 and Jewell. It looks contained but there’s still a heavy firefighter presence here trying to make sure there are no more hot spots that could reignite with the wind. @DenverChannelpic.twitter.com/OoKYcoQySe