With our warm, dry winter, and hot dry summer, we're really going to have an interesting fire season.
So far, here on the Front Range of Colorado we've had a 7,000 acre fire in 191 around Grey Rock and Seaman Reservoir, called the Hewlett Gulch fire. Now we have another starting today around the Middle Unit of Cherokee Park, called the Stuart Hole Fire. Just 40 acres so far, but I suspect it'll be a lot more than that by tomorrow afternoon.
We had the Lower North Fork fire off of the North Fork of the South Platte back in March, I think that was unit 39, that went over 4,000 acres.
Down by Pagosa we have the 5,000 (and growing in heavy black timber) acre Little Sand Fire up the Piedra River in unit 77.
There's more, and will continue to be more. Though I'm a big fan of fire, I don't think we need New Mexico's 250,000 acre fire right now.
If you want to monitor some of the current fires, go to inciweb.org. I may update this page from time to time over the summer for those who wonder about current fires that Google Earth may not show yet.