Colorado forests drying out, raising fire danger
(Fort Collins-AP) -- The underbrush in Colorado forests is
already as dry as in a typical June -- raising fears of an early
and dangerous wildfire season.
Paul Langowski is chief of fuels and fire ecology for the U-S
Forest Service Rocky Mountain region. He says rotting tree trunks
have moisture readings from as low as four-and-a-half percent in
south-central Colorado to 12 percent on the Front Range.
By comparison, dried lumber from a lumber yard typically has
eight percent moisture.
Langowski and more than 250 other forest professionals are in
Fort Collins for a three-day fire conference at Colorado State
(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press.
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April 22, 2002: Colorado Gov. Bill Owens asks Fed's for Disaster funding for state because of drought. Govenor spends $450,000 for three ADDITIONONAL air tankers 4 state. 1 p.m., the Snaking fire explodes on Grouse Mountian in Park county threating Baily, CO. Two schools evacuated; residents evacuated; firefighters brought in from South Dakota. Winds of 15-to-30 mph susstained; gusts 2 50! Slury bomers grounded.
Welcome to Colorful (fire-red & smoke-black) Colorado!!! Maybe all our laid-off dot-commer's can B put on the fire lines?
Hang on boyz, we in for a WILD ride!!! Stay safe!!!"LCES" & remember your F.I.R.E. O.R.D.E.R.S.! Peace.
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