Posted: Apr 1, 2011 5:32 PM by Greg Boyce
Updated: Apr 1, 2011 5:48 PM
The City of Colorado Springs has enacted fire restrictions effective tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. Those restrictions will stay in effect until conditions improve.
A Lack of precipitation and continued high temperatures have left the city with very high wildland fire danger. Vegetation is extremely dry. Grasses, already dry, have gotten even drier in the past few days.
"We recently sampled fuel moistures in the city and current conditions are very serious," said Christina Randall, Wildfire Mitigation Administrator for the Colorado Springs Fire Department. "Dry fuels, above normal temperatures and strong wind events have increased the fire risk. Residents need to have a heightened awareness of the situation."
Fire Marshal Brett Lacey reminds residents, "March is typically one of the wettest months of the year in Colorado Springs and we just haven't received any notable precipitation. It's important for citizens to know that even though we are not in the height of the summer season folks should take extra precautions."