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As Summit County Firefighters Deploy to Battle a Wildfire in a Nearby County

Officials Remind Residents to be Prepared for Wildfire Threats at Home

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SF&EMS Fire-Medic Tony Marzo captured this image of the Spring Creek Fire burning in Garfield County near Parachute on June 27, 2023.

As the Spring Creek Fire blazed to life over the past week about 100 miles west of Summit County near Parachute, local firefighting agencies have sent crews to assist in battling the flames.Both Summit Fire & EMS and Red, White & Blue have sent a three-member engine crew to help battle the Garfield County blaze. While fire danger in Summit County remained low as of Tuesday, the blaze burning just less than two hours down Interstate 70 should serve as a reminder that wildfires remain a present risk locally. Read more ...