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Open fires continue to be prohibited, including campfires, bonfires, and fireworks
Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County
SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners voted today to move Summit County from the current Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 9. The change was enacted in recognition of the recent rainfall and slightly cooler temperatures. The Summit County shooting range will reopen on Friday in correlation with the move to Stage 1 Restrictions.
“Looking at recent rainfall patterns and current fuel moisture levels, the Forest Service, and our partners are in agreement that it would be appropriate to move to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions,” Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons said.
The board’s decision has the support of local fire districts and the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest, which will also enter Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning at 12:01 am Friday, July 9.
Prohibited Activities: The following activities and uses are prohibited under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
Permitted Activities: The following activities and uses are allowed under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that underlying soil conditions in Summit County remain unchanged despite recent rainfall. Northern Summit County continues to experience "severe drought" conditions while Southern Summit County is in "abnormally dry" conditions.
For more information about current fire restrictions and wildfire prevention, visit www.SummitCountyCO.gov/wildfire.
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