Breckenridge Fire Updates
We will posting periodic updates on the fire situation in Breckenridge, Colorado. You may check back here throughout the day and we will do our best to post relevant information regarding the Peak 7 evacuation order and other potential evacuations should they occur. You may also receive updates at the following location:
July 11, 2017 @8:17 PM MT - The monsoon season seems to be upon us. It has been raining heavily off and on over the past 2 days. Crews are wrapping up operations on the Peak 2 Fire and will soon move on to other fires around the country. I had the opportunity to meet of few of these brave people tonight at Fatty's where they were enjoying a much deserved celebration. Our sincere thanks to all the firefighters and other personal that helped save our homes, community and economy. This will be our last post on this thread.
July 10, 2017 @11:35 AM MT - The Peak 2 Fire is now 85% contained. Firefighters will monitor the fire by ground or air and will take action on areas for fire growth to the north, south, or east if necessary. Construction of the contingency line on the south portion of the fire will continue today in order to protect communities and infrastructure in the unlikely event that the fire moves to the south and east. These contingency lines involve crews tying together existing mitigation work to create a fuel break that could also be quickly utilized as a fire line for any future fire activity.
July 9, 2017 @12:53 PM MT - The Peak 2 Fire is now 52% contained. 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.
July 8, 2017 @10:50 AM MT - As of this morning the Peak 2 fire is 25% contained and they have cut lines around 60% to 70% of the fire area. All evacuations have been lifted for the Peak 7 and surrounding areas. Fire crews are remaining on site and will continue to contain the fire and cut fire lines. Today is expected to be cool with light winds which is good for firefighting operations. The Baldy Mountain fire has been 100% contained.
July 7, 2017 @7:09 PM MT - Great News!!! The evacuation order will be lifted for the Peak 7 area at 8:00 PM MT tonight. All residents may return to their homes. They will still have roadblocks and residents will need to provide ID to pass, but they will be able to access their home. On a personal note, we had 2 people from our office who have been displaced for 3 days now and they have made it into work everyday to ensure our owners and guests are taken care of. Fire restrictions remain in place and all owners and guests are advised that outside fires are not allowed.
NOTES TO GUESTS AND HOME OWNERS: All guests have been notified that we are under a fire restriction and absolutely no outside fires are permitted. We are including a flyer in each check in packet and guests are being notified upon arrival. In-house guests have already been notified.
July 7, 2017 @3:53 PM MT - The pre-evacuation order for Baldy Mountain neighborhoods from Juniata Circle to North Fuller Placer has been lifted as of 3:45 pm on July 7. This is great news and guests have been notified.
July 7, 2017 @3:11 PM MT - I was able to visualize the second fire on Baldy just a little while ago. It located just East of N. Fuller Placer and there are crews and a helicopter on scene. It has also begun to rain again and the winds or light to non-existent and the temperature is cool. All good conditions for firefighting operations for the Peak 2 Fire and the Baldy Fire. We have 2 homes in the pre-evacuation zone for the Baldy fire and the guest have been notified and we are in the process of notifying the owner.
July 7, 2017 @2:08 PM MT - There is now a second fire in breckenridge. As of 2 pm on July 7 there is a Pre-evacuation notice from Red White and Blue Fire Department for Baldy Mountain neighborhoods from Juniata to the top of Fuller Placer Road.
July 7, 2017 @12:26 PM MT - Nothing too significant to report from the morning press conference. The fire did not grow significantly over the last 24 hours and remains at 84 acres. The evacuation order for Peak 7 remains in effect until further notice. They would not speculate on a date when people can return. It started raining a few minutes ago, so that is a very good thing and will help the firefighting efforts.
July 7, 2017 @9:08 AM MT - There have no updates so far this morning, but there is another press conference scheduled for 10 AM MT. I believe this will be live streamed on Facebook at the following location: https://www.facebook.com/Red-White-Blue-Fire-Protection-District-131949926836286/. Visually, the fire seems to have quieted down considerably overnight. There is very little smoke visible and I can only see a couple of very small smoke columns rising. This doesn't mean that we are out of danger as they are predicting another hot day with strong winds. We will continue to post updates.
Here is a link to a map with the fire's location: http://www.summitdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/FireFolo-SDN-070717-1-6.jpg
July 6, 2017 @6:46 PM MT - The Peak 7 area remains on evacuation and the Town of Breckenridge, Silver Shekel, Farmers Corner and Gold Hill are still under a pre-evacuation order as of tonight. The incident is transitioning from a Level 3 to a Level 1 incident and they are transitioning command to the Rocky Mountain Area incident command team in the morning. They will now be responsible for disseminating all information. We will update this site with links once we find out how information will be disseminated. There was no further information on the fire outside of the 2:43 PM update that it is 7% contained and did not grow during the day. *** Summit County is now under Stage 1 fire restrictions*** This means that there are no outside fires or fireworks allowed. Law enforcement is strictly enforcing these restrictions. Smoke is currently posing no health risks. We will update again tomorrow.
July 6, 2017 @3:11 PM MT - Fire managers will brief the public and media on Peak 2 Fire at 6 p.m. at the Summit Middle School with latest updates. It is unclear if this is going to be live streamed from the RWB Fire Department Facebook page as they did yesterday. We will monitor local media and try and post an update.
July 6, 2017 @2:43 PM MT - Summit Daily is reporting that the fire is now 7% contained and experienced no significant growth today. The total acreage remains at 80 acres. Roughly 100 personnel are actively fighting the fire, including three helicopters that could be seen making repeated water bucket dumps on the fire’s northern end throughout the day.
July 6, 2017 @11:49 AM MT - Pre-evacuation warning has been reinstated for Silver Shekel and Town of Breckenridge. Peak 7 remains under evacuation. Gold Hill and Farmer's Korner are on pre-evacuation alert. Please be prepared to leave if you are in those areas.
July 6, 2017 @11:16 AM MT - Pre-evacuation warning had been lifted for Silver Shekel and Town of Breckenridge. Peak 7 remains under evacuation. Gold Hill and Farmer's Korner are on pre-evacuation alert. Please be prepared to leave if you are in those areas.
July 6, 2017 @10:49 AM MT - The Peak 7 neighborhood in Summit County remains under evacuation as of 8 a.m., Thursday, July 6, following the spread of the Peak 2 Fire. Initial reports of the fire, located between Breckenridge and Frisco, came into the Summit County 911 Center at 11:11 a.m. by a mountain biker, Wednesday, July 5. The Peak 7 Neighborhood, which includes approximately 463 residences, was elevated to full evacuation at 3 p.m. yesterday. The Farmer's Korner and Gold Hill neighborhoods are on pre-evacuation notice. As of Thursday morning, the fire was approximately 2 miles northeast of the Peak 7 neighborhood.
July 6, 2017 @8:22 AM MT - No updates from the Red, White and Blue Fire Department or Lake Dillon Fire & Rescue. The fire "laid down" over night and the winds were mild and the weather was cool. Last night's update on Facebook stated that they would have additional arial tanker support as well as helicopter support today, but they did expect that the fire would resurge based on the weather forecast (hot and windy).
July 5, 2017 @6:57 PM MT - As many of you might know, there is a fire in Breckenridge near Peak 7. So far they have evacuated homes in the Peak 7 area and currently the Town of Breckenridge is under a pre-evacuation notice. We have one home that is within the evacuation area and that owner has been notified and no guest have been impacted. No other homes are currently within the evacuation area. We have also notified all in-house guests and directed them where to get further information.