Summit County’s hazy skies are (mostly) not from local fires |

Summit County’s hazy skies are (mostly) not from local fires

Summit County’s skies were thick with haze throughout the day Thursday, owing mostly to smoke from out-of-state wildfires but also a controlled burn near Keystone.

Fire danger in Summit County was recently downgraded to moderate, and authorities have lifted far-reaching fire bans that were issued immediately after the 83-acre Peak 2 fire erupted near Breckenridge in early July.

The controlled burn was being conducted on North Peak near Keystone, and officials said it was well under control. They asked the public to not report the fire to emergency responders.

There are currently 10 wildfires burning in Colorado that are listed as active.

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