The fire season has begun, and it's not even summer yet.
A wet January and February combined with an Atacama-like March and April have left the valley ripe for grass fires. This week's expected triple-digit temperatures aren't expected to help.
So the powers that be have declared the rest of this week "red flag" territory, which means extreme fire danger.
So watch where you're tossing those matches, and make sure your Lake Del Valle campfire is out.