Warm, dry weather drying out forest fuels

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — Combine a cool, wet spring with a warm, dry start to summer, and the result is public lands that are rapidly becoming fire-prone.The arrows on the Smokey Bear fire danger signs throughout the county have been wobbling the past week between “high” and “moderate.” And, while no burning or camp fire restrictions are in place yet, officials say it won’t take much more warm, windy weather to push Smokey’s arrow firmly into the red zone.The summer fire season is familiar to most fire officials in the region, and those officials just this week started a weekly series …

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