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September 9, 2019

Wildfire Danger is MODERATE


When the fire danger is "moderate," it means that fires can start from most accidental causes, but the number of fire starts is usually pretty low. If a fire does start in an open, dry grassland, it will burn and spread quickly on windy days. Most wood fires will spread slowly to moderately. Average fire intensity will be moderate except in heavy concentrations of fuel, which may burn hot. Fires are still not likely to become serious and are often easy to control.

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Latest Update:

May 26, 2020 4:48 PM

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NO campfires are allowed in undeveloped areas of the White River National Forest. Fires are allowed in designated metal fire rings in developed campgrounds, as well as in commercially manufactured outdoor fireplaces and chimineas that have screens WITH A VALID PERMIT. Residents of the Summit Fire & EMS response area (Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Montezuma, Summit Cove, Silverthorne, Wildernest/Mesa Cortina and the lower Blue Valley) may apply for a permit at the link below.