FORT COLLINS, Colo. —
“No,” he said. “Not even with the fire.”
The fire came as much of the state dealt with drought conditions after a relatively dry winter. The snowpack in the mountains was low, leaving farmers wondering how many crops to plant and raising the possibility of lawn-watering restrictions along the Front Range.
Colorado’s wildfire season also started in March last year.
“This is a really bad start,” said Angela Dietrich, whose home was not in the fire’s immediate path but was shrouded by smoke.
Firefighters controlled a second, smaller fire nearby earlier Friday.