Breckenridge fire burns around 85 acres, no growth overnight

Wildfire north of Breckenridge prompts evacuations

The Sheriff's Office encourages the public to comply with the evacuation order, which is in place for the safety of the public.

All of the homes on Peak 7 were evacuated, and nearby residents have been warned that they might have to leave, according to the Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District.

Police allowed people in the evacuated areas to go home and get a few things but they can't sleep there.

The fire was reported in the area of Gold Hill shortly after 3:30 p.m.

Eight Forest Service firefighters parachuted in, and two heavy tankers and a helicopter dropped slurry and water on the fire throughout the day.

Peak 7 residents are asked to evacuate to Frisco Middle School.

The fire quickly grew from approximately 50 square feet in the morning to more than 80 acres by Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.


He added that 100 animals had also been sheltered.

No injuries have so far been reported in the fire, nor have any structures been lost. Smoke is said to be visible from Frisco.

UPDATE (5:05 p.m.): Summit County has just declared a fire hazard emergency banning all open fires and the sale of fireworks.

The fire was among several in the West, including one that was burning near a nuclear facility in Washington state.

The photo below was posted at 6:41 a.m. Thursday by Carol McKinley.

Winds from these thunderstorms can also effect the fire until crews are able to fully contain it.

At a media briefing Wednesday it was announced that a Type 1 Incident Management Team would arrive at the fire on Thursday.

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