Fire near Lucky Peak burns 20 acres

Fire season is under way early this year, according to Jennifer Myslivy, U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman.

A fire dubbed the Dead Dog Fire scorched 20 acres of land near Lucky Peak Tuesday. Though it wasn't the first wildfire of the season, it was the first that was larger than a couple of acres. It’s unusual for a wildfire to burn this time of year, she said.

"It's a little early. Due to the lack of snow and moisture we've had, our fuels are drying out earlier," Myslivy said.

It's also a reminder of a rough fire season ahead, she said.

“It is looking a little bleak for the year because that lack of snowpack," Myslivy said.