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Rain Helps Reduce Colorado Fire Risk, but Growing Vegetation Means Risk this Fall

This summer has brought steady rain to much of Colorado. Summit Fire & EMS Community Resource Officer Steve Lipsher said this has helped make for a pretty mild fire season. "I can’t recall a time when we have gone into mid-August with our wildfire danger dropping from moderate to low," Lipsher said. All that rain might be great for reducing the fire danger, but it’s also been great at growing vegetation and grass that’s several feet tall. This could lead to an active fire season this fall. Story by Matt Renoux/KUSA-9News

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