BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - UPDATE (Thursday 9:15 am)
Around 85 Acres
First spotted by a mountain biker at 11:00 am Wednesday
- Peak 7 (463 homes, this is in North Breckenridge)
- Gold Hill on Pre-Evacuation
- Farmers Korner: Pre-evacuation
Breckenridge and Silver Shekel taken off pre-evacuations
Animal shelter at Summit Middle School (Red Cross)
Expecting hot and dry conditions, wind and thunderstorms today
HELP LINE: (970) 668-9730
Check points at Ski Hill Rd. and the Peak Trail & Peak Trail and Barton Hill Road, for help with escorts getting their belongings.
INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING TODAY FOR THE EVACUEES AT SUMMIT MIDDLE SCHOOL TODAY AT 10 AM.
130 personnel working, bother federal and local.
Possible press conference today at 4:00 pm.
A fire near Breckenridge, Colo. has forced parts of the city to evacuate as a precaution to the fast-moving fire.
So far, the "Peak 2 Fire" has burned 82 acres.
According to Fire Chief Jim Keating, a section of Northern Breckenridge called Peak 7 has been issued a mandatory evacuation order as the fire moves closer to the city. Peak 7 will remain on mandatory evacuation through at least noon Thursday. An evacuation center is set up at Summit Middle School.
Gold Hill, another section of Breckenridge, has been placed on pre-evacuation orders as a precaution.
People nearby should call 970-668-9730 for detailed information.
Wednesday night Chief Keating said the fire isn't going away anytime soon, and could burn at least a week.
Mike S, a vacationer who wished to remain anonymous, described the event.
“It doesn’t look as intense," Mike said, "the smoke is now blue, white and gray, and the winds are going Southwest back up the hill. It has gotten bigger area-wise, but intensity-wise it doesn’t look as bad”.
A mountain biker noticed the fire and called for help around 11:17 Wednesday morning. It's not known what sparked the fire.