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Summit County moves back to low fire danger

Aided by cooler temperatures and wet weather, local officials are moving Summit County’s fire danger level from moderate to low, according to a statement from Summit Fire & EMS Wildland Division Coordinator Kyle Iseminger. “We have yet to see the drying trend we normally see in the fall,” Iseminger wrote on Thursday, Sept. 14, adding conditions and danger levels will continue to be evaluated on a weekly basis. Read more ... 

Deployed in California, Summit Fire & EMS crew sharpens skills battling blazes

Even as the wildfire season in Summit County has remained calm thus far, Summit Fire & EMS firefighters are gaining real-world experience fighting fires elsewhere in the West. A three-person crew — the second of three consecutive crews that Summit Fire & EMS will deploy this month — recently battled a wildfire near California’s southern border, amid 60 mph winds as Tropical Storm Hilary pushed into the state.

Strong monsoonal pattern brings frequent thunderstorms, prompting public safety officials to warn of dangers posed by lightning strikes

Amid a strong monsoon pattern that has brought heavy rain, thunder and lightning to Summit County over the past two weeks, local emergency officials are reminding those who enjoy the outdoors about the danger of lightning strikes.Recent storms have sometimes brought hundreds of lightning strikes per day to the county, according to Summit Fire & EMS officials, posing a real danger to hikers, bikers, golfers, campers, boaters or anyone caught outside.

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

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.

Small wildfire reported near Meadow Creek trailhead near Frisco

A smoke sighting in the area of the Meadow Creek trailhead on Sunday, July 9, prompted an investigation by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Summit Fire & EMS. The Meadow Creek trailhead, just off Interstate 70 near Frisco, was closed to traffic by law enforcement at about 1:30 p.m. A small amount of smoke could be seen in the area. Read more ... 

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P.O. Box 4910
Frisco, CO 80443

Phone: 970-262-5100
Fax: 970-668-4146

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