Rockies’ highest fire danger in Western Colorado |

Rockies’ highest fire danger in Western Colorado

DENVER, Colorado ” With more than 250 firefighters from the Rocky Mountain area fighting fires in California and the Southwest, fire managers have elevated their preparedness level so they can call for international or military assistance if needed.

The National Interagency Fire Center’s highest planning level was activated Tuesday as the forecast called for continued hot, dry, windy conditions in areas of the West.

California has had 4,661 fires totaling 351,231 acres to date.

The majority of the Rocky Mountain Area has a moderate fire danger, with the greatest danger in western Colorado, and to some degree the area east of the Rockies in southern Colorado.

The Rocky Mountain region encompasses Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska.

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