Peak 2 Fire Evacuation Notices To Stay Active Overnight

Peak 2 Fire Evacuation Notices To Stay Active Overnight

Peak 2 Fire Evacuation Notices To Stay Active Overnight

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A wildfire forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes about a mile north of Colorado's Breckenridge Ski Resort on Wednesday.

Authorities tell 9NEWS the Peak 2 fire is still burning - and firefighters expect the winds, and the heat to pick back up tomorrow.

Per RWB, Peak 7 is under evacuation notice at this time.

Another day of hot, dry weather is expected Thursday, and firefighters and the Summit County sheriff said at a Thursday morning news conference that wind speeds could pick up later in the day.

The newspaper reports Peak Seven, which is one of the mountains that makes up Breckenridge's legendary ski terrain, is already on full evacuation while a nearby location is on what's called "pre-evacuation".

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No injuries have been reported, and no structures have been destroyed as a result of the fire; no highway closures have been issued.

Around 50 residents were at the evacuation center earlier but they all have places to stay for the night so that shelter will close Wednesday and reopen Thursday morning. Several dozen evacuees reported to the shelter Wednesday evening. The evacuation order will be re-evalutated at 12 noon today.

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.

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.

If wildfire smoke causes visibility to be less than five miles in your neighborhood, smoke levels are unhealthy.

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