Rain, snow delay wildfire season | VailDaily.com

Rain, snow delay wildfire season

AP Photo/David ZalubowskiTulips are covered with ice and snow in Colorado April 17, 2009, as a spring storm sweeps over the intermountain West.
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DENVER, Colorado ” Federal fire managers say above-normal precipitation in April has helped ease early spring fire potential in eastern Colorado and has delayed the start of fire season at higher elevations.

However they say a long-term drought could contribute to brief periods of above-normal fire potential in June.

The National Interagency Fire Center, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, released its 2009 Wildland Fire Outlook on Friday.

It predicted a busy wildfire season this summer in northern California and above-normal fire activity in north-central Washington, southern Arizona and southern New Mexico.

It expects large fire potential in northwest Colorado in July and August.


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