Poudre Fire Says 2021 Could See Similar Wildfires as 2020
None of us want to think about those smoke-filled skies, evacuations, and toxic smelling air that haunted Northern Colorado for 112 days during the Cameron Peak fire of 2020. Unfortunately, we are still in a drought as Poudre Fire Authority recently shared on social media.
I know what you're thinking. "How? We got lots of snow this winter season." True, but you must remember according to USGS on average "10 inches of snow is equal to 1 inch of water."
Wildfires can happen anytime of the year in Colorado, but the season really starts when grasses and such dry out and turn into the perfect fuel for a spark to turn into a flame.
The wildfire season in the West is now 78 days longer than it was in the 1970s, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.