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Wet spring reduces early threat for wildfire season

Natalie Munio
The Denver Post

An entire neighborhood burns near the foothills of Colorado Springs from the the Waldo Canyon fire.

The Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center has predicted fire potential will be below average for June and July in the Rocky Mountains.

The Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center performs a seasonal outlook that studies fire indicators including precipitation, wind and soil moisture, to help predict the upcoming fire season, the center announced in a news release. Colorado's most severe fire seasons — 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2012 — were characterized by "persistent, warm and windy weather conditions."

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