Summit County: Fire Restrictions Downgraded to Stage 1

Clone of Photo: Buffalo Fire Silverthorne Summit County
The Buffalo Fire burns near Silverthorne in Summit County. Plenty of dry fuel and record high temperatures has fire officials concerned the potential for blazes over the summer.

Summit County downgraded its fire restrictions to Stage 1 on Tuesday morning. 

The Summit County Board of County Commissioners voted on the restrictions during a special session, the Summit Daily reported early Tuesday.

Fireworks and open campfires are still banned. 

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire in a permanent fire pit or fire grate within a developed recreation space is allowed again. Portable stoves, gas lanterns, jellied petroleum, pressurized liquid fuel or a fully enclosed stove with a ¼-inch spark screen is also permitted. 

Stage 2 fire restrictions were set more than a month ago on June 28.

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