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Ptarmigan Fire

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

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News Releases — Ptarmigan Fire

Community Meeting Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Released: 10/14/2021
 A Ptarmigan Fire community debrief featuring the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Summit Fire and EMS, and the U.S. Forest Service will be held Oct. 21 beginning at 6 p.m. at Silverthorne Town...
Ptarmigan Fire 100 percent contained Released: 10/14/2021
Firefighters today declared the 86-acre Ptarmigan Fire 100 percent contained following additional moisture across the area over the past several days. With the fire 100 percent contained, the Dillon...
Firefighters continue to patrol Ptarmigan Fire Released: 10/12/2021
SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Firefighters will continue to patrol the 86-acre Ptarmigan Fire as fall weather provides more moisture to the area. Most resources have been released from the Ptarmigan Fire,...
Ptarmigan Fire 55% contained; Pre-evacuation orders lifted Released: 10/4/2021
NEWS RELEASEOct. 4, 2021 4:30 p.m. Ptarmigan Fire 55% contained; Pre-evacuation orders lifted Fire near Silverthorne mapped at 86 acres SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Pre-evacuation orders for the...
Ptarmigan Fire 20 percent contained Released: 10/1/2021
  NEWS RELEASE Oct. 1, 2021 5:00 p.m. Ptarmigan Fire 20 percent contained Fire near Silverthorne mapped at 86 acres SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Firefighters working on the Ptarmigan Fire northeast...
Significant progress made on Ptarmigan Fire Released: 9/30/2021
   NEWS RELEASE Sept. 30, 2021 5:00 p.m. Significant progress made on Ptarmigan Fire Fire is still active and poses a risk  SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Firefighters on the ground and in the air...
Evacuation lifted; credentialed residents may return to their homes Released: 9/30/2021
   NEWS RELEASE Sept. 30, 2021 10:00 a.m. Evacuation lifted; credentialed residents may return to their homes Yesterday evening Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons announced that the...
Evacuation to be lifted 10am tomorrow; areas remain in pre-evacuation Released: 9/29/2021
NEWS RELEASESept. 29, 2021 7:30 p.m.Evacuation to be lifted 10 a.m. tomorrow; areas remain in pre-evacuationThis evening Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons announced that the evacuation order for...
Fire still active despite wetting rains Released: 9/29/2021
NEWS RELEASESept. 29, 2021 10:00 a.m.Fire still active despite wetting rainsSILVERTHORNE, Colo. – There was no observed overnight growth on the Ptarmigan Fire, and the current size estimate is 83...
Rains help firefighting efforts on Ptarmigan Fire Released: 9/28/2021
SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Firefighters on the Ptarmigan Fire today continued to focus on using aerial resources to keep the fire from moving downhill towards structures. Three heavy helicopters and a...