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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Ptarmigan Fire 55% contained; Pre-evacuation orders lifted

Ptarmigan Fire Summit Fire Crew Working

Fire near Silverthorne mapped at 86 acres

Oct. 4, 2021 4:30 p.m. 

Media Contact: Steve Lipsher, Summit Fire & EMS Community Resource Officer,

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Pre-evacuation orders for the neighborhoods effected by the Ptarmigan fire were lifted Monday afternoon as firefighters work to increase fire containment to 55%.

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons announced the end of pre-evacuation status for the Hamilton Creek, Angler Mountain Ranch, South Forty and Ptarmigan neighborhoods. Despite the down-grade of this evacuation status, fire officials ask that the public continue to avoid the forest closure area, including Angler Mountain and Ptarmigan Peak Trails. More information on the forest closure is available at

The fire, which was first reported on September 27, burned around 86 acres. About 150 personnel are assigned to the incident, and the cause remains under investigation. 

The percent containment refers to parts of the fire perimeter where fire personnel are confident fire will not cross. Containment will continue to increase as ground crews work throughout the week.

The Sheriff’s office plans to hold a community meeting after the fire has reached 100% containment.


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