Summit County Shooting Range reduces hours as yet another red flag warning is forecast
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the forecast change from a fire weather watch to a red flag warning.
The Summit County Shooting Range will be open from 7 to 11 a.m., when temperatures are cooler, because of very high fire danger in Summit County, according to a news release from the county.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for many areas around the Western Slope from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, including in Summit County.
According to Summit Fire and EMS Chief Jeff Berino, the area’s energy release component for the timber fuel group is now above the 98th percentile, which he called alarming. He also said the county is “bone dry” in regards to grass and shrub fuel groups.
The fire danger meter in Summit County remains at very high.
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