Small Wildfire near Williams Peak



UPDATE: 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 5
: The U.S. Forest Service expects to contain a small wildfire in the vicinity of Williams Peak after flying in 12 firefighters Wednesday morning.

When the fire was mapped overnight, it was at 1/10 acre, according to the White River National Forest. The fire has not been active and the firefighters should be able to contain it Wednesday, as well as determine a cause, the U.S. Forest Service said on social media.

Original story: Firefighting crews are fighting a small wildfire in the vicinity of Williams Peak near Green Mountain Reservoir in Summit County after receiving a report Tuesday evening, June 4, said Summit County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Mike Schilling around 5:40 p.m. via social media.

Williams Peak is located southeast of Kremmling on the Front Range.

Around 5 p.m., the wildfire was estimated to be less than ¼ acre in size, according to White River National Forest. According to Schilling’s video message at 5:40 p.m., the fire had grown to roughly 1 acre.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office says that no lives or structures are currently threatened, according to the post on social media.

White River National Forest official David Boyd said the fire is currently smoldering and also confirmed there are no immediate threats. Boyd said firefighters are on scene to determine the cause.

Summit Fire & EMS posted on social media to ask the community to not call 911 regarding the wildfire.