The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of western Colorado, including Archuleta County.
The warning is in effect From Thursday noon to 8 p.m. for gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels.
A Red Flag Warning indicates critical fire weather conditions are occurring now or will occur shortly.
A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Breezy conditions are expected today as wind gusts could reach 30-40 mph. Thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon and evening hours.