COLORADO SPRINGS - It may be the middle of winter, but that doesn't mean we're in the clear when it comes to fire danger.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department increased the fire danger for the city from low to moderate Tuesday because of the ongoing dry conditions.
Even though we are seeing occasional moisture, it's not sticking around long enough to saturate the fuels.
Small fires have been popping up around Colorado Springs.
Tall grass and small vegetation can create a tinder box on a warm, breezy day.
“The wind is just a piece of the pie. It really creates a perfect storm if you will for wildfire. But it's the fuel it needs to carry through and be a risk to the community,” said Jeremy Taylor, fuel program coordinator for the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
The fire department says now is a good time to do mitigation work around your home, in case the fire danger continues to increase.
People who live in wildland urban interface areas are at especially high risk. Click here to find out if your property is in a high-risk area for fires.