Wildfire danger is LOW


Summit County’s fire danger level could be revised following small wildfire outside Frisco

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U.S. Forest Service officials are poised to reconsider wildfire danger in Summit County and beyond following a small wildfire. Currently, the county and surrounding region remain at low risk for wildfires, thanks in part to significant ground moisture from a snowy winter and rainy spring. Sunday’s fire, which was reported at around 12:30 p.m. after sparking near the Meadow Creek trailhead, billowed smoke that could be seen from Interstate 70 near Frisco. About 20 firefighters were called to the scene as three engines and a Forest Service-contracted helicopter worked to quell the flames. No evacuation orders were issued. Read more ...