Notices of wildfire danger begin |

Notices of wildfire danger begin

SUMMIT COUNTY – Have you been wondering what happened to Smokey? Well, he’s back, and that means it is time to start being aware of the wildfire danger.Beginning today, area fire stations (Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue’s Keystone and Silverthorne stations, Red, White and Blue Fire Rescue’s South Blue River station) will start updating the “Smokey” signs. The signs will post current fire conditions. Fire conditions throughout the season can range from low, moderate, high and very high conditions. Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue wants to remind area residents and guests to be careful with any open flames as we enter the wildfire season. The Colorado Department of Transportation reader boards on I-70 will also reflect situations when we go into “high” wildfire danger levels. Call Patti Maguire, Wildfire Mitigation Officer, at (970) 513-4237 for information on obtaining a burn permit if you are thinking of burning debris that accumulated over the winter. Even if you have a burn permit, burning is not allowed when conditions are at “high.”

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