Fraser Valley seeing thick haze from large Arizona fire |

Fraser Valley seeing thick haze from large Arizona fire

Sky-Hi staff report
A thick haze obscures views of the mountains in the Fraser Valley on Monday, April 30.
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People in the Fraser Valley woke up Monday morning to a thick haze obscuring the mountain views in the distance.

The smoke is likely coming into the area from the Tinder Fire burning right now in Arizona, according to East Grand Fire Chief Todd Holzwarth.

That fire, which exploded from 500 to 8,000 acres in the span of a few hours on Sunday, is currently at 0 percent contained and is threatening the evacuation of hundreds of homes in its vicinity, according to media reports.

Read more: Grand County prepares for likely busy wildfire season

For Colorado, unseasonably warm temperatures, very low relative humidity and gusty southwest winds will create high fire danger across the east central plains and southern Front Range foothills from late Monday morning through early Monday evening, according to a report from the National Weather Service in Denver.

The fire danger will decrease Monday evening as winds subside and with an increase in relative

A Red Flag Warning, which the National Weather Service issued for Monday, means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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