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Summit County raises fire danger to High

Summit Daily staff report

Summit County raised its fire danger levels to "High" on Friday morning due to dry conditions. The danger level is expected to be raised again in the coming days.

Summit County raised the fire danger levels to "High" on Friday morning, citing the continued and rapid drying out of fuels in the area.

As Summit moves into what officials have begun calling the "second wildfire season," the dangers of wildfires are bouncing back up as evidenced by the Silver Creek Fire north of Kremmling, which ballooned to over 7,250-acres in recent days after weeks of laying dormant.

The fire danger level will likely be moved to "Very High" sometime this weekend or early next week barring a change in climate, according to Jeff Berino, fire chief at Summit Fire & EMS.