Gusty wind, low relative humidities, warm temperatures, and dry fuels will all combine to produce high fire danger this afternoon and early evening. Red Flag Warning goes into effect at Noon and lasts until 8pm. Please, no outdoor burning or use of flammable materials. Head to the "Weather" Tab for more information on the forecast.
(Mesa Verde National Park) -- Parts of Mesa Verde National Park are closed to visitors today over concerns of extreme fire danger in the area.
Tours of Cliff House and Balcony House, two cliff dwellings of ancestral Pueblans, were canceled. Long House tours were to continue, according to the visitors information center.
Weatherill Mesa, which burned during wildfires at the park two summers ago, remained open, along with the Far View visitors center, lodge and campground.