It may be winter, but it's far from typical. Saturday afternoon in Aurora, fire crews responded to a small brush fire just behind Hampden Run Park. Neighbors called 911 to report seeing smoke. When firefighters arrived, they saw flames on either side of the creek that runs near the park. The fire was extinguished in thirty minutes.
Just a week ago in Ft. Collins, a brush fire quickly spread to about 100 acres. Three fire departments responded to the fire and it took them around three hours to get the blaze under control. Then, two days later, on Monday, there were two more fires. One was in Boulder County. Fierce winds fueled a fire on Old Stage Road. A downed power line was to blame and it burned around a half acre and threatened two homes. The same day, in Douglas county, a small brush fire near Castle Pines Parkway charred several acres.
Another reminder of how dry conditions are came on Tuesday near Chatfield Lake. Fire crews say a fire broke out along the rail road tracks. Just like most of the fires throughout the week, the fire near the lake was also small in size, but it's a reminder that fire season as we know it isn't over yet.