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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Peak 2 Fire Response


UPDATE for Peak 2 Fire: Friday, July 7, 7PM:
The Red Cross has closed the evacuation center/shelter that was opened for the Peak 2 Fire. All evacuations have been lifted and Red Cross support is no longer needed. Should the fire conditions worsen, the Red Cross stand ready to provide what ever service the community needs.

This will be the last update on the Peak 2 Fire response.
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Update for Peak 2 Fire: Friday, July 7, 2017, 2PM: 
Fire activity continues to challenge fire fighters at the Peak 2 Fire. A second fire start was spotted
near Bald Mountain and fire fighters are responding to that as well. The incident commander for the Type 1 team that is now working the fire expressed his concern. "Winds are the biggest challenge up here in this rough terrain."

The Red Cross has adjusted hours for the evacuation center at Summit Middle School. The evacuation center will be open from 8AM to 8PM as long as county officials or the Incident Command team feel it is necessary. Overnight there were no residents at the shelter. Because there appears to be little need for sheltering, the shelter will be placed on standby each night at 8 PM. If there is a need for sheltering the Red Cross can open the shelter quickly.

The chart on the left shows several links that are available to get additional fire information. It is important to remember to validate all rumors about the fire or evacuations.

To get information about evacuating your home or about preparing for wildfires visit our website at www.redcross.org/prepare. We also urge you to download our free, all hazards mobile app called Emergency. You can download it from www.redcross.org/apps or from your favorite mobile app vendor.

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Update for Peak 2 Fire: Friday, July 7, 2017, 8 AM
Fire activity continued overnight and a Type 1 Fire Team has taken responsibility for the Peak 2 Fire. This will add additional resources to the fire fight. Residents remain on mandatory evacuation and that issue will be accessed throughout the day.

Red Cross volunteer addresses the crowd at the community
meeting held at Summit Middle School. Photo by
Mike Acres/American Red Cross
Overnight there were no residents or request for accommodation at the Summit Middle School shelter. Therefore the shelter was closed at 10 PM and reopened at 8 AM Friday. Meals are not being served at the shelter. There is water, drinks and snacks available for anyone affected by the fire.

A community meeting is planned for 10 AM Friday at Summit Middle School. The meeting will be carried live on local radio stations and Facebook Live on the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District Facebook Page

New links available for information about the Peak 2 Fire
Twitter  @Peak2Fire #Peak2Fire



See links provided below in earlier updates for additional wildfire information.
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UPDATE for Peak 2 Fire: Thursday, July 6, 2017, 2 PM

Shelter at Summit Middle School in Frisco. Not much
activity. Photo courtesy Jace Larson, Denver 7
The Peak 2 Fire continues to cause evacuation and pre-evacuation notices in the Breckenridge area. The evacuation center/shelter remains open at Summit Middle School, 158 School Rd., Frisco, CO. Overnight three people stayed at the shelter. The Red Cross will continue to operate the evacuation center as a shelter as long as it is needed.

A press and public briefing will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Summit Middle School in Frisco. Local radio stations will carry the briefing live and on Facebook Live at
https://www.facebook.com/SummitCountyGov

Evacuated pets are being helped at the animal shelter, 58 Nancy's Pl., Frisco, CO.

For the latest fire information visit the Incident Information System at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5321/

For the latest information from Summit County visit: http://www.co.summit.co.us/emergencyblog
Wildfire preparedness and safety tips are available at www.redcross.org/prepare.

How can you help? The best way to help is to donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help the Red Cross be ready for to help those in need during emergencies, You can donate on line at www.redcross.org, by calling 1-800-redcross, or texting the word redcross to 90999.

What supplies do we need? Currently we have sufficient supplies for those in need. Do not bring in-kind donations to the Red Cross shelter. If supplies are needed a broadcast of that need will be made through traditional and social media.



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Update for Peak 2 Fire shelter: 9 PM, Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Peak 2 Fire Late Wednesday afternoon.
Photo credite:USFS
The evacuation center located at Summit Middle School in Frisco, CO will be open overnight to provide temporary housing for those affected by the Peak 2 Fire. As of 9 PM one family (2A/1C) have signed into the shelter. Breakfast will be served at the Summit Middle School around 8 AM Thursday. A community meeting is tentatively planned for 10 AM Thursday at the shelter location.

The Red Cross stands ready to support the community through this emergency. We have teams on standby in case there are additional calls for Red Cross support.

Fire conditions and weather forecasts continue to drive the fire that is burning in an area of significant beetle kill. Please stay tuned to local media for the latest information or visit http://www.co.summit.co.us/emergencyblog for the latest evacuation orders.

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The Red Cross has opened an evacuation shelter for people affected by the Peak 2 Fire in Summit County. If you are evacuated please go to Summit Middle School, 158 School Rd, Frisco, CO.

NOTE: The best source for fire information is
http://www.co.summit.co.us/emergencyblog .

Here are some quick wildfire safety tips. Additional tips are available at redcross.org/prepare.


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