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Poor Air Quality & Updates on Williams Fork & Grizzly Creek Fires

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Air quality conditions are changing by the hour and even minute due to changing weather conditions. We are fortunate not to have any active wildfires in Summit County at this point, and we need to abide by stage 2 fire restrictions to keep it that way. Also, today Gov. Jared Polis announced a 30-day ban on all open fires in Colorado, including campfires and fireworks.

Air Quality

The Williams Fork fire in Grand County continues to burn and the smoke column is often visible from all areas in Summit County. While Summit County is fortunate that there are no active wildland fires within Summit County right now, the County is experiencing poor air quality conditions at times from drift smoke caused by the Grizzly Creek fire in Glenwood Canyon.

Your observations are the most valuable, and you’ve already seen how conditions fluctuate; you know your own bodies better than anyone so limit your time outside when you notice conditions are particularly bad with low visibility. Loosely, if you can’t see Buffalo from Frisco Main Street, then it is definitely time to stay indoors.

Williams Fork and Grizzly Creek Fire Information

For up to the minute information on these fires please be aware of the following resources:

Williams Fork Fire (Grand County)

Grizzly Creek Fire (Garfield and Eagle County)