The original item was published from July 8, 2017 12:05 PM to July 24, 2017 1:47 PM
Peak 2 Fire Update
Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team - Todd Pechota, Incident Commander
Information Center: (970) 668-9730
Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
July 7, 2017
Current Situation: Firefighters on the Peak 2 Fire took advantage of another day of favorable weather conditions to continue building containment lines on the northwest and southeast flanks of the fire. Today’s overcast, cooler weather with occasional light rain aided firefighters.
Quick response from three engines and a helicopter assigned to the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team kept a new fire southeast of Breckenridge to ¼ acre. That fire, named the Baldy Fire, was contained late Friday afternoon.
A pre-evacuation notice that was issued to residents in Baldy Mountain neighborhoods shortly after 2 p.m. was rescinded within two hours.
Two groups of engines, one stationed in Breckenridge and another in Frisco, conducted structure protection assignments throughout the day. These groups worked in and around the Peak 7, Red Tail Ranch, Gold Hill, and south Frisco areas identifying water sources and potential ingress/egress routes.
Evacuations and Closures: The evacuation of the Peak 7 neighborhood in Breckenridge, which includes approximately 463 residences, was changed to a pre-evacuation status effective at 8 p.m. The pre-evacuation area encompasses the area west of Highway 9 from Cucumber Gulch and Valley Brook Road to the south to the Iron Springs Construction Site to the north. The re-population of Peak 7 residents will go into effect at 8 p.m. tonight at the Barton Road and Airport Road entrance only.
The Peak 7 neighborhood will remain on pre-evacuation status until further notice because there is still a risk. The public is reminded to stay vigilant and aware of the fire situation through media and information. If there are any questions, please call the public information line at (970) 668-9730.
The Farmer’s Korner, Gold Hill, and Silver Shekel neighborhoods as well as the Town of Breckenridge remain on preevacuation notice. Peaks Trail, Gold Hill, Wheeler, Miners Creek trails remain closed. Parts of the Colorado Trail are closed where overlap occurs with trail closures in the area. Miners Creek Road is closed.
Public Safety: Motorists are asked to not stop along Colorado State Route 9 as congestion and stopped vehicles are proving hazardous for both travelers and responders.
Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect for the entire White River National Forest as well as Bureau of Land Management administered lands and unincorporated private lands in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Rio Blanco, Pitkin, and Summit counties.
For more information on these restrictions, please visit http://go.usa.gov/xN6Sw
Location: 2 miles south of Frisco, CO Start Date: July 5, 2017
Size: 84 acres Percent Contained: 25%
Total Personnel: 362 Cause: Under investigation
Resources Include: 10 hand crews, 8 helicopters, and 14 engines
Places to get information:
Twitter: Follow at @peak2fire
Facebook: Peak 2 Fire @peak2fire