Fire danger downgraded to low |

Fire danger downgraded to low

Steady and much-needed rains in recent days have helped put an end to a protracted dry spell in Summit County that sent fire danger soaring and helped fuel the Peak 2 fire, which scorched more than 80 acres near Breckenridge in early July.

The scare prompted government officials at all levels to impose far-reaching fire bans, which were only recently lifted as fire danger continued to inch down.

On Wednesday, officials downgraded fire danger once more to “low,” citing the continued rainfall.

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Despite the low likelihood of fire starting or spreading, fires should not be left unattended and should be extinguished completely before being abandoned.

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