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May 11, 2014
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Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue replaces local fire danger sign

Last week, the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District returned its fire-danger sign to the median on Summit Boulevard in Frisco.

The district also has plans to place a similar sign in Silverthorne, pending required approvals, a Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue news release stated.

Given that Summit County has had its first wildfire of the season — and that local residents live with the threat of fire almost all year, even when there’s still snow on the ground — now is a good idea to remind people to be careful with campfires, pile burns, ditch clearing and the use of spark-producing equipment near dry vegetation, the release stated.

It’s also a good idea for local residents to refresh their evacuation kit, check for adequate property insurance and document all valuables, make copies of vital documents and irreplaceable family photos, and store them in the Internet cloud, in a bank safety-deposit box or with a relative in another community.

Residents should also make sure everyone in the household knows how to check in with a designated family member or a friend in another community to make it easier for everyone to reunite in the event of a wildfire evacuation.

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The Summit Daily Updated May 11, 2014 08:50PM Published May 13, 2014 09:22AM Copyright 2014 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.