May 5, 2010 4:16 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
The Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center is predicting that 2010 will be an "average" wildfire season in Colorado and across most of the region. This means that there will be short periods this year in which weather conditions and available fuels will create extreme fire danger.
The five year average for Colorado is 2,442 fires burning 45,553 acres.
The Rocky Mountain Area includes Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota. Only northern Wyoming is predicted to have an above-average fire season because of drought.