The original item was published from July 9, 2017 8:27 AM 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 8, 2017
Current Situation: Firefighters were able to capitalize on today’s moderate weather to further containment of the Peak 2 fire. Thunderstorms in the area brought trace amounts of rainfall to the fire. There was no growth on the fire today. The containment is now at 52%.
Firefighters continue to evaluate options in the rugged southwest corner of the fire.
Two structure protection groups continued to work in and around the Peak 7, Red Tail Ranch, Gold Hill, and south Frisco areas. These groups of engines would have also provided initial attack for any new fires that emerged in the area, had there been a report.
Evacuations and Closures: The Peak 7, Gold Hill, and Farmer’s Korner subdivisions are under pre-evacuation notices.
Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant to stay aware of the fire status through fire information sources and the media. Please call the public information line at (970) 668-9730 with questions.
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: 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.
Smoke monitoring equipment was installed in Vail and Frisco on Thursday, and Breckenridge on Friday. These monitors will enable both fire personnel and the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division to more accurately determine, forecast and disseminate relevant air quality and health information to the public. For more information on the smoke forecast please visit
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, 14 engines, and overhead personnel.
Places to get information:
Twitter: Follow at @peak2fire
Facebook: Peak 2 Fire @peak2fire