Press release: New fire-danger sign in Frisco to raise awareness

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

25 June 2013

 

Contact: Steve Lipsher, Public Information Officer

Office: (970) 262-5209

 

 

New fire-danger sign in Frisco to raise awareness

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue will be putting up a new fire-danger sign in the median of Colorado 9/Summit Boulevard in Frisco in the next day or so to increase awareness of the fire hazard in Summit County.

Approved by the Town of Frisco and the Colorado Department of Transportation, the new rainbow-arc sign will reflect the current fire danger — also published every day on the front page of the Summit Daily News — ranging from low (green) to extreme (red).

“We’re very pleased that the Town of Frisco and CDOT recognize the threat of wildfire to Summit County and have agreed to let us place the sign in such a high-traffic area,” said LDFR Assistant Chief Steve Skulski, the district’s fire marshal. “We want it to be a reminder to everyone who passes by to be very careful with fire.”

The fire danger in Summit County currently is high, and burning of log piles or slash is prohibited. Recreational fires – limited to three feet in diameter with two-foot flame heights — are allowed but must be attended constantly. One should have a water source or a fire extinguisher nearby and ensure that the fire is completely doused and cool to the touch.

Additionally, all public fireworks shows throughout the county remain scheduled, pending any changes in fire conditions. Fireworks that fly or explode are illegal in Summit County for private use, however.

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