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Jul 09

[ARCHIVED] Peak 2 Fire - Update 7/9/17 at 8:30 a.m.

The original item was published from July 9, 2017 10:21 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 9, 2017
8:30 a.m.

Current Situation: Weather today will be 2-4 degrees warmer than the last few days, with lesser cloud and thunderstorm coverage today and lower relative humidity. Firefighters intend to capitalize on this weather to continue holding and improving containment line. Conditions today will be good to sweep the area around the fire for smokes and hot spots.

A large part of today’s plan includes scouting for contingency lines. The plan is still being evaluated to the south and the north of the fire area. The contingency line to the south would involve crews tying together existing mitigation work to create a fuel break that could be quickly utilized as a fire line if necessary. Forest Service personnel are working with fire managers
to help plan for minimal resource impacts. This contingency line to the south would be to protect Peak 7, Breckenridge Ski Area, and the town of Breckenridge from future fires.

A structure protection groups will continue to work in and around the Peak 7, Red Tail Ranch, Gold Hill, and south Frisco areas. This group of engines will also provide initial response for any new fires that emerged in the area.

Evacuations and Closures: Areas west of Colorado State Route 9 from Cucumber Gulch and Valley Brook north to the Iron Springs construction site remain on pre-evacuation notice. 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

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 .

Fire Statistics:
Location: 2 miles south of Frisco, CO
Start Date: July 5, 2017
Size: 84 acres
Percent Contained: 52%
Total Personnel: 406 Cause: Under investigation
Resources Include: 10 hand crews, 4 helicopters, 19 engines, 5 water tenders, and overhead personnel. Several resources are being released and being reassigned to assist with other incidents.

Places to get information:
Twitter: Follow at @peak2fire
Facebook: Peak 2 Fire @peak2fire