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Peak 2 wildfire puts Colorado town on evacuation alert

Peak 2 wildfire puts Colorado town on evacuation alert

The fire is burning in an area with mostly beetle kill trees. The cause of the fire is being investigated. The Farmer's Korner and Gold Hill neighborhoods are on pre-evacuation notice.

The Peak 2 Fire two miles north of the ski runs at Breckenridge, Colorado slowed late Wednesday afternoon and at 7 a.m. Thursday showed very little vigorous fire activity.

The Peak 2 fire on Wednesday afternoon.

At this point - the mandatory evacuation for Peak 7 will stay in effect until noon tomorrow.

Pre-evacuation notices have gone out to several hundred homes. The Sheriff's Office encourages the public to comply with the evacuation order, which is in place for the safety of the public.

The fire has not burned any structures and died down as temperatures cooled Wednesday night.

Peak 7 residents are asked to evacuate to Frisco Middle School. Several dozen evacuees reported to the shelter Wednesdy evening. There is an evacuation center located at Summit Middle School located at 158 School Road in Frisco. Firefighter and public safety remains a top priority.

Four more hotshot crews and a 21-person ground crew have been ordered, and a federal incident management team is also coming in to manage the fire, according to emergency officials.

Firefighters from Leadville, Vail and Park County are assisting in fighting the fire and Grand County firefighters are on the way.

The Peak 2 Fire is now a Type 3 Incident Command structure and is expected to transition into a Type 1 Incident Comman Team over the course of the next two days.


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