Silverthorne, Frisco lift fire ban; Move follows similar actions in Summit County, neighboring counties |

Silverthorne, Frisco lift fire ban; Move follows similar actions in Summit County, neighboring counties

The aftermath of July's Peak 2 wildfire near Breckenridge can still be seen across acres of burned U.S. Forest Service land, such as here on Miners Creek Trail on July 25. With improving conditions, Summit County joined a handful of Western Slope counties in lifting related area fire restrictions on Tuesday. Frisco and Silverthorne also lifted their respective bans this week.
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Following Summit County’s lead and neighboring communities, Silverthorne and Frisco both lifted their fire bans this week, according to announcements from town officials.

“Citizens and visitors should continue to be diligent and safe with open fires in Silverthorne,” Silverthorne Police chief John Minor said in a prepared statement.

Both towns’ bans were enacted July 6 after the Peak 2 fire forced evacuations between Frisco and Breckenridge. The move to lift the bans this week comes after Clear Creek, Gilpin and Boulder counties also relaxed their respective fire bans, according to Minor.

“We appreciate our citizens’ cooperation and understanding,” the chief added, “and it is incumbent upon all of us to do our part to prevent wild fires, including never leaving a burning fire unattended, keeping outdoor fires both small and under control, as well as always having a way for extinguishing your fire nearby.”

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