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Peak 2 Fire


Approximate Location

39.532 latitude, -106.087 longitude

Incident Overview

An updated map of the Peak 2 Fire and surrounding towns, including Frisco and Breckenridge.

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Location: The Peak 2 fire is located in the Miner's Creek drainage between Frisco and Breckenridge, two miles north of Breckenridge Ski area, in dense lodgepole and dead/down beetle-killed pine. The fire remains 84 acres. The fire has remained static since for since Thursday, July 6.

The fire is being managed by a Type 4 Incident Command structure. There are 22 personnel currently on the fire. The crew finished the contingency line on Saturday, July 15. The crew is now working on hazard tree mitigation around the Miner's Creek/Colorado Trail. About a half mile of trail is located within the burned area of the Peak 2 Fire.

The fire will remain at 85% contained. The remaining 15% of the perimeter is on the west side, backing against a steep, rugged area of spruce-fir vegetation type. Firefighters will continue to be present and patrol the area this week.

Firefighter and public safety is top priority. The risk of injury to firefighters is very high in the remaining uncontained area. It is steep, rugged with significant dead and downed trees. Although there could be some fire activity in this area if conditions are right, the likelihood of the fire threatening communities is low.

The weather has been favorable of the past few days. The fire experienced .4-.6 inches of precipitation over July 11-12 and approximately 1.2 inches of precipitation over the past 7 days. Crews are expecting favorable weather conditions throughout the rest of the week, some potential for drying over the weekend and good potential for rains next week.

Public safety is a top priority. For that reason, the Peaks Trail, Gold Hill Trail, and Miner's Creek Trail will remain closed. Section 7 of the Colorado Trail (where the Colorado Trail overlaps with trail closures mentioned previously) is closed due to public safety. Dead, down trees and snag trees pose significant risk of falling, often without warning. The Dillon Ranger District will evaluate the closures early next week.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect on the White River National Forest.


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Dillon Ranger District Office at 970-468-5400 for trails information.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman-caused: Under Investigation
Date of OriginWednesday July 05th, 2017 approx. 11:00 AM
Location2 miles south of Frisco, CO
Incident CommanderUpper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management: White (ICT4)

Current Situation

Total Personnel22
Size84 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory), medium logging slash.

Heavy dead and down is represented by medium logging slash in terms of fire behavior. A continuous stand of beetle-killed mixed conifer extends from Frisco south to Breckenridge.

Significant Events



Planned Actions

Monitor and patrol the fire, assess trail conditions, hazard tree mitigation

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The fire received .4-.6 inches of rain between July 11-12. The weather outlook is favorable throughout the end of the week with some thunderstorm activity in the afternoons, the potential for some drying this weekend, and the potential for rains next week.

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White River National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
900 Grand Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

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Phone: 970-468-5400
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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