Fire season is here, but not as extreme

2nd July, 2014 by

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — We’ll start with the sobering news: As we settle into summer, we’re also settling into wildfire season. Here’s the better news: This season is starting far later than it has in 2012 or 2013. Local fire chiefs for the past few summers have met weekly — mostly via conference calls — to discuss conditions in their communities and to further refine strategies and tactics if a wildfire should erupt. Last year, those conversations began in May. This year, the first of those conference calls came last week. Eric Lovgren, Eagle County’s wildfire mitigation officer, said the calls …

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