Fire danger sign slated in Frisco to raise awareness |

Fire danger sign slated in Frisco to raise awareness

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue will be putting up a new fire-danger sign in the median of Highway 9 and Summit Boulevard in Frisco in an effort to increase awareness of the fire hazard in Summit County.

The new rainbow-arc sign is scheduled to be put up this week, and will reflect the current fire danger. It was approved by the town of Frisco and the Colorado Department of Transportation. The Summit Daily News will also publish the fire danger — ranging from low (green) to extreme (red) on the front page of each edition throughout the fire season.

“We’re very pleased that the town of Frisco and CDOT recognize the threat of wildfire to Summit County and have agreed to let us place the sign in such a high-traffic area,” said LDFR assistant chief Steve Skulski, the district’s fire marshal, in a press release. “We want it to be a reminder to everyone who passes by to be very careful with fire.”

The fire danger in Summit County is currently high. Burning log piles or slash is prohibited. Recreational fires are limited to 3 feet in diameter with 2 foot flame heights and must be attended constantly. Anyone who lights a recreational fire needs to have a water source or a fire extinguisher nearby and be sure that the fire ultimately is completely doused and cool to the touch before leaving the area.

All public fireworks shows throughout the county remain on schedule, pending any changes in fire conditions, according to local fire officials. However, fireworks that fly or explode are illegal for private use in Summit County.

— Daily News staff reports

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