July wildfires still being investigated | SummitDaily.com

July wildfires still being investigated

SUMMIT COUNTY Investigations into three Summit County wildfires thought to have been started by human actions in mid-July have not yielded any action by the U.S. Forest Service. On July 6, a fire occurred above the St. Johns Condominiums in Keystone. The blaze destroyed less than a quarter acre, and was expected to have originated in a campfire ring at a squatters’ camp. A fire with 10-foot flames ignited July 13 near Officer’s Gulch in Tenmile Canyon. The fire was caught quickly, and only 0.1 of an acre burned. It took fire authorities four days to fully put out a July 17 fire at Meadow Creek. Forest Service fire management officer Ross Wilmore said that the fire burned roughly 1.5 acres and was known to have been caused by humans.Dillon Ranger Rick Newton said that the Forest Service will continue to gather information, look for clues and try to discern trends in evidence.

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