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Summit County Government

Posted on: July 30, 2021

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Lifted Due to Recent Rain

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Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners voted to lift Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Summit County, effective today, July 30 at 12:01 a.m. The board passed a resolution Tuesday afternoon to enact the change, in recognition of significantly reduced fire danger throughout the region, following recent rainfall and consistent storm cycles. 

"Our fire danger is substantially lower now thanks to the return of the seasonal monsoonal flow and a favorable forecast for additional moisture. We are extremely grateful for the recent rain after the long stretch of warm, dry weather we saw early in the season that caused several fires," said Jaime FitzSimons, Summit County Sheriff. “Summit County, in alignment with our wildfire partners, will lift Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on July 30."

Lifting Stage 1 fire restrictions maintains consistency with other jurisdictions in and around Summit County, including U.S. Forest Service lands. Local fire districts, county officials and U.S. Forest Service personnel will continue to monitor conditions throughout the remainder of the summer.

"Summit County has been blessed this summer with continued monsoonal storm flow," County Commissioner Josh Blanchard said. "The cooperation and coordination among all our partner agencies has been excellent, and we're grateful for the quick response to the Straight Creek Fire that was one hundred percent contained in six days. We ask our community to continue to use precautions and act responsibly as we look to keep fire danger low through the rest of the season.” 

For more information on wildfire safety, visit www.SummitCountyCO.gov/wildfire

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Se Retiran Restricciones de Incendios de la Etapa 1 Debido a Lluvia Reciente

Contacto: Nicole Valentine, Directora de Comunicaciones, Condado de Summit

CONDADO DE SUMMIT - La Junta de Comisionados del Condado votó para levantar las Restricciones de Incendios de la Etapa 1 en el Condado de Summit, que entra en vigor hoy, 30 de julio a las 12:01 am La junta aprobó una resolución el martes por la tarde para promulgar el cambio, en reconocimiento de la reducción significativa del peligro de incendio en todo el región, luego de lluvias recientes y ciclos constantes de tormentas. 

"Nuestro peligro de incendio es sustancialmente menor ahora gracias al regreso de la temporada de flujo monzónico  y un pronóstico favorable de humedad adicional. Estamos extremadamente agradecidos por la lluvia reciente después del largo período de clima cálido y seco que vimos a principios de la temporada que causó varios incendios ", dijo Jaime FitzSimons, alguacil del condado de Summit. "El condado de Summit, en alineación con nuestros socios de incendios forestales, retirará las restricciones de incendios de la Etapa 1 el 30 de julio". 

El retirar las restricciones de incendios de la Etapa 1 mantiene la consistencia con otras jurisdicciones en el condado de Summit y sus alrededores, incluidas las tierras del Servicio Forestal de los EE. UU. Distritos de bomberos locales, funcionarios del condado y el personal del Servicio Forestal de los EE. UU. continuará monitoreando las condiciones durante el resto del verano.

"El condado de Summit ha sido bendecido este verano con un flujo continuo de tormentas monzónicas", dijo el comisionado del condado Josh Blanchard. "La cooperación y coordinación entre todas nuestras agencias asociadas ha sido excelente, y estamos agradecidos por la rápida respuesta al incendio de Straight Creek que fue contenido al cien por cien en seis días. Le pedimos a nuestra comunidad que continúe tomando precauciones y actúe con responsabilidad mientras buscamos mantener bajo el peligro de incendio durante el resto de la temporada ”. 

Para obtener más información sobre la seguridad contra incendios forestales, visite www.SummitCountyCO.gov/wildfire

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