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Peak 2 Fire Update - Morning of Monday July 10

Incident: Peak 2 Fire Wildfire
Released: 7/10/2017

Peak 2 Fire Update
Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team - Todd Pechota, Incident Commander
Information Center: (970) 668-9730
Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Email: peak2fireinfo@gmail.com

July 10, 2017
8:30 a.m.

Current Situation: Firefighters will monitor the fire by ground or air and will take action on areas for fire growth to the north, south, or east if necessary. Construction of the contingency line on the south portion of the fire will continue today in order to protect communities and infrastructure in the unlikely event that the fire moves to the south and east. These contingency lines involve crews tying together existing mitigation work to create a fuel break that could also be quickly utilized as a fire line for any future fire activity.

Peak 2 Fire is 85% contained. There was no significant growth on the fire for the last several days. The weather is largely expected to continue with overcast skies, cooler temperatures, and relatively calm winds. Forecasts show a small chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Fire behavior activity will be limited on the fire over the next 2 days.

Resources are being released to travel home or to other fires in the West.

Evacuations and Closures: There are currently no pre-evacuation or evacuation orders.

Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and stay aware of the fire status through fire information sources and the media. Please call the public information line at (970) 668-9730 with questions.

Peaks Trail, Gold Hill, Wheeler; Miners Creek trails will remain closed. Parts of the Colorado Trail are closed where overlap occurs with trail closures in the area. Miners Creek Road is closed.

Public Safety: Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect for the entire White River National Forest as well as Bureau of Land Management-administered lands and unincorporated private lands in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Rio Blanco, Pitkin, and Summit counties. For more information on these restrictions, please visit http://go.usa.gov/xN6Sw.

The Colorado Air Pollution Control Division has installed smoke monitors in the area. Smoke forecasts are available at http://arcg.is/2uWyvet.

Fire Statistics:
Location: 2 miles south of Frisco, CO
Start Date: July 5, 2017
Size: 84 acres
Percent Contained: 85%
Total Personnel: 254
Cause: Under investigation
Resources Include: 5 hand crews, 2 helicopters, 7 engines, and overhead personnel.

Places to get information:
Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5321/
Twitter: Follow at @peak2fire
Facebook: Peak 2 Fire @peak2fire

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Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
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