Fire danger low, but caution urged

RBC | Fire danger is low in Rio Blanco County, which means the current potential for large intense wildfires is at a minimum. However fire safety always needs to be observed as lighter vegetation, like grass and brush, can dry out quickly and when combined with dead vegetation from last year, can easily catch and carry, especially if it is windy.
Recent rain has moderated the fire danger in many northwest Colorado areas and snow is lingering at some higher elevations.
“While our area has received rain and green-up is under way in fine vegetation, the larger fuels and trees still suffer from the effects of drought and are ready to burn, said Colt Mortenson, the Northwest Colorado fire management officer.