Peak 2 Fire Now 85 Percent Contained
[Update: July 10, 8:30 a.m. MT] After a busy weekend for firefighters, the Peak 2 fire is now 85 percent contained and evacuation and pre-evacuation orders for hundreds in and around Breckenridge have been lifted.
Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.
Trails in and around the fire area remain closed:
- Peaks Trail
- Gold Hill
- Miners Creek
- Parts of the Colorado Trail
Additionally, Miners Creek Road is closed.
Stage one fire restrictions remain in place in White River National Forest and in many public lands in Summit and surrounding counties. Officials ask that smoking and campfires be limited to established, designated areas to prevent further fires.
Approximately 254 personnel are on the fire, including both federal resources and local fire protection districts. On Friday, a type 1 fire team took over managing the fire, allowing for additional resources to be requested.
The following resources have been deployed to assist with the Peak 2 fire:
- Eight USFS smokejumpers
- Two heavy tankers
- Four helicopters, including one outfitted as a rescue lift
- All three local fire districts have sent equipment and personnel
The RWB Fire Department will continue to update the public through their website, where you can also sign up for alerts. There has also been a separate Facebook page set up for information about the fire.
This is a breaking news event. The post will continue to be updated as more information becomes available, with the most recent timestamp added to the top of the post. For more breaking news on the Peak 2 fire, follow @KUNC on Twitter and listen via the app or your local station.