A red flag warning has been issued for much of Colorado’s southern Front Range and a lot of the Eastern Plains, extending from just north of Colorado Springs to the southern border of the state. The warning is in effect on Tuesday until 9PM.

This warning is due to low humidity and strong winds. The combination of these two factors makes for ideal sparking and spreading wildfire conditions.

Here’s a full breakdown of where the warning is in effect, according to Google’s public alert service:

Baca County Including Springfield and Eastern Comanche Grasslands; Bent County Including Las Animas; Crowley County Including Ordway; Eastern Las Animas County Including Pinon Canyon; Fremont County Including Canon City, Howard, Texas Creek; Huerfano County Including Walsenburg; Kiowa County Including Eads; Northern El Paso County Including Monument and Black Forest; Otero County Including La Junta and Western Comanche Grasslands; Prowers County Including Lamar; Pueblo County Including Pueblo; Southern El Paso County Including Fort Carson and Colorado Springs; Western Las Animas County Including Trinidad and Thatcher

This is an important reminder that heavy snowfall hasn’t mitigated all of the wildfire risk around the Centennial State. While many parts of the state are no longer experiencing a drought, big fire risk can still exist due to other factors.

Fires have already resulted in evacuations multiple times this month, including some near Fort Collins and others in the Colorado Springs area.

Here are a few things that everyone should know about preventing wildfires.

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