Pine Forest under High Fire Danger Status
Weather conditions in our city and county are similar to those of 2012 and 2013 which saw many homes destroyed in Colorado by the likes of the Waldo Canyon fire and the Black Forest fire. This year Pueblo County has recently experienced several fires resulting in the loss of numerous structures and thousands of acres of grass and river bottom land. The Barnett Fire just east of Pueblo destroyed 5 homes in April, and both the Carson-Midway & 117 Fires recently destroyed multiple homes. Several major fires are expanding in our region.
Long term weather predictions are forecasting above-average temperatures while our region is in a moderate-to-extreme drought. The recent scattered rainfall has done little to change long-term fire conditions as winds also persist.