DENVER — The risk for the upcoming fire season is “moderate” through June and July according to long-term weather predictions, but that can change quickly, said Gov. Jared Polis at a press briefing Tuesday.
State fire officials briefed Polis Tuesday on the upcoming 2023 wildfire outlook and the state preparedness plan, including state aerial resources available to combat wildfires.
“As you know, during my five years as Governor, Colorado has had the three largest wildfires in the entire history of the state of Colorado,” said Polis.
He went on to warn that ongoing conditions, including dead standing forests killed by beetles and continued declines in forest health, as well as an increasing number of homes in the wildland-urban interface, elevate the threat.
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