Reduction expert weighs in on the Colorado fire season outlook


DENVER (KDVR) — According to an expert, all of this rain in Colorado is good, but when it comes to talk of fire season, the crucial months are still ahead.

“It’s critical for all of us, in Colorado, to remember: All of Colorado’s a ‘Wildfire Zone,’” said Einar Jensen, a risk reduction specialist with South Metro Fire Rescue.

Jensen says despite the plentiful days of rain, for most of May in the metro area, there are still parts of the state in a drought.

He adds, even in the metro area, many cities are nestled up against open space and the possibility of a quick-moving fire.

“We are hoping that these rains either continue throughout June, or people remember that these storms and their benefits stopped in the middle of May.”

Jensen advises homeowners to clean out gutters and remove debris from under decks and patios.

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