Mountain snowpack on the decline. What does this mean for the wildfire season?

Brush fire (Photo by Luke Ryan/KGNU)
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    Mountain snowpack on the decline. What does this mean for the wildfire season? Luke Ryan

 

Xcel energy delivered a fire warning to residents across the Front Range yesterday. The message warned customers of possible outages due to fire risk from dry conditions and hot winds.

KGNU’s Luke Ryan sat down with Dr. Anne Nolin, a geology professor at the University of Nevada Reno, to hear about why the fire season has been starting earlier in recent years – even when snow is still on the ground.

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