Dueling editorials in Colorado: Fire over fire ...
Published: July 10, 2012 02:55PM
Updated: June 14, 2012 04:00PM
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Fire burns in trees behind homes on the High Park wildfire near Fort Collins, Colo., on Monday, June 11, 2012. The wildfire is burning out of control in northern Colorado, while an unchecked blaze choked a small community in southern New Mexico as authorities in both regions battled fires Monday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

- It's too soon for a statewide fire ban in Colorado - Denver Post Editorial
While much of the state is a tinder box, a complete prohibition of fires and fireworks is not necessary.

Vs.

- Heed lessons of High Park Fire; declare a statewide fire ban - Fort Collins Coloradoan Editorial
Governor must not wait for more tragedy to act

Winner:

- Governor issues open-burn ban - The Denver Post
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed a ban on open burning and private use of fireworks statewide because of the dry conditions and high fire danger. ...