Summit County moves back to low fire danger

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A fire danger rating sign is pictured on Summit Boulevard in Frisco on Tuesday, July 11, 2023. Cooler temperatures and wet weather had dropped danger levels from moderate to low heading into mid-September.
Robert Tann/Summit Daily News

Aided by cooler temperatures and wet weather, local officials are moving Summit County’s fire danger level from moderate to low, according to a statement from Summit Fire & EMS Wildland Division Coordinator Kyle Iseminger.

“We have yet to see the drying trend we normally see in the fall,” Iseminger wrote on Thursday, Sept. 14, adding conditions and danger levels will continue to be evaluated on a weekly basis.

Unlike fire restrictions, fire danger levels to not come with outright bans on certain activities, such as campfires. Rather, these ratings help gauge the likelihood of a fire stating based on an area’s current conditions and serve to communicate the overall risk to the public.

The five danger levels are low, moderate, high, very high and extreme.

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