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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Evacuation to be lifted 10 a.m. tomorrow; areas remain in pre-evacuation

Ptarmigan Fire Response Sept 29

The change is based on ground and aerial assessments of fire activity, as well as work firefighters were able to complete on the ground today.

Sept. 29, 2021 7:30 p.m.

Media Contact: David Boyd, Forest Service Public Affairs Officer, 970 319-4895

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – This evening Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons announced that the evacuation order for Hamilton Creek and Angler Mountain will be lifted and reduced to pre-evacuation status effective 10 a.m. Thursday morning. All other areas currently in pre-evacuation status will remain in pre-evacuation status.

The change is based on ground and aerial assessments of fire activity, as well as work firefighters were able to complete on the ground today. While the Ptarmigan Fire still poses risk, Sheriff FitzSimons and fire officials do not feel the risk warrants keeping people out of their homes, provided they remain alert and ready to evacuate with short notice should conditions change.

The rain has not extinguished the fire, but it has helped reduce fire activity, which allowed firefighters to make good progress building containment lines on the southern and western flanks today. Weather limited the use of helicopters today.

Residents will continue to see fire activity in the area over the next few weeks, including aerial resources and heavy equipment.

Until further notice, only credentialed residents will be allowed back into the Hamilton Creek and Angler Mountain areas to support safety of the continuing firefighting efforts. Credentialing of residents will resume Thursday and Friday morning from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Silverthorne Town Hall.

Fire officials currently estimate the Ptarmigan Fire to be between 85 and 100 acres with no containment. The cause remains under investigation.

The latest information on evacuation status is available by signing up for Summit County Emergency Alerts (https://summitcountyco.gov/1149/Summit-County-Alert) and at https://www.facebook.com/SummitSheriffCO.

Current information is available on Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7857/, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WhiteRiverNF, and from the Ptarmigan Fire Hotline at 970 668-9700.

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La evacuación se retirará mañana a las 10 a.m.; las áreas permanecen en pre-evacuación

29 de septiembre del 2021 7:30 p.m.

Contacto con los medios: David Boyd, Oficial de Asuntos Públicos del Servicio Forestal, 970-319-4895

SILVERTHORNE, Colorado - Esta noche, el jefe de policía del condado de Summit, Jaime FitzSimons, anunció que la orden de evacuación de Hamilton Creek y Angler Mountain se retirará y reducirá al estado de pre-evacuación a partir de las 10 a.m. del jueves por la mañana. Todas las demás áreas hasta ahora en estado de pre-evacuación permanecerán en estado de pre-evacuación.

El cambio se basa en evaluaciones terrestres y aéreas de la actividad del incendio, así como en el trabajo que los bomberos pudieron completar en tierra hoy. Si bien el incendio de Ptarmigan todavía representa un riesgo, el jefe de policía FitzSimons y los bomberos no sienten que el riesgo justifique mantener a las personas fuera de sus hogares, siempre que permanezcan alertas y listas para evacuar con poca anticipación en caso de que cambien las condiciones.

La lluvia no ha extinguido el incendio, pero ha ayudado a reducir la actividad del incendio, lo que permitió a los bomberos hacer un buen progreso en la construcción de líneas de contención en los flancos sur y oeste el día de hoy. El clima limitó el uso de helicópteros el dia de hoy.

Los residentes continuarán viendo actividad de incendios en el área durante las próximas semanas, incluidos los recursos aéreos y el equipo pesado.

Hasta nuevo aviso, sólo los residentes con credenciales podrán regresar a las áreas de Hamilton Creek y Angler Mountain para dar seguridad de los continuos esfuerzos de extinción de incendios. Las credenciales para los residentes se reanudarán el jueves y viernes por la mañana de 8 a.m. a 11 a.m. en la municipalidad de Silverthorne.

Los bomberos están estimando que el incendio de Ptarmigan se encuentra entre 85 y 100 acres sin contención. La causa permanece bajo investigación.

La información más reciente sobre el estado de la evacuación está disponible al suscribirse a las alertas de emergencia del condado de Summit (https://summitcountyco.gov/1149/Summit-County-Alert) y en https://www.facebook.com/SummitSheriffCO.

La información mas reciente está disponible en Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7857/, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WhiteRiverNF, y en la línea directa de incendios de Ptarmigan al 970-668-9700.

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