VIDEO: The new normal? Drought fuels 2018 fire season

Video by Ron Bend

Very dry conditions have led to several fires burning across Colorado. Here, fire science expert Tony Cheng explains the “energy release component” of flammable fuels, and how it’s driving the start of wildfire season.

Cheng is a professor in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship in the Warner College of Natural Resources.

CSU University Communications Staff