The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has lifted fire restrictions for the county effective at 3 p.m. on Aug. 18.
Recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have reduced the danger of wildfire. However, people are encouraged to be vigilant, as the danger of fire is always present in the high country.
Many people will be enjoying the mountains and parks the rest of the summer, and citizens should be reminded to use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lighted cigarettes, and engaging in other activities that involve the use of fire or sparks. Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition.