Firefighters expect another hot, dry day in Breckenridge fighting wildfire

Firefighters expect another hot, dry day in Breckenridge fighting wildfire

Firefighters expect another hot, dry day in Breckenridge fighting wildfire

The Sheriff's Office encourages the public to comply with the evacuation order, which is in place for the safety of the public.

The Peak Seven development near Breckenridge is under a mandatory evacuation order, which includes 463 homes, according to the Town of Breckenridge Facebook page. Earlier in the morning, there had been some speculation that some might be allowed back into their homes Thursday.

Meanwhile in southeast Wyoming, a wildfire forced the evacuation of a campground and 25 cabins in the area of Keystone about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of the Colorado line.

Right now the Red White and Blue Fire District is working with the U.S. Forest Service to contain the fire.

The fire has not burned any structures.

The American Red Cross has also opened an evacuation center in the town of Frisco for residents affected by the fire.

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The video below was shot Wednesday before the fire activity slowed late in the afternoon.

He added that 100 animals had also been sheltered.

Officials report that eight USFS smokejumpers parachuted in to the area, two heavy tankers have been making slurry runs, there is a type one helicopter dropping water and more ground resources are on the way.

The Peak 2 Fire is now a Type 3 Incident Command structure and is expected to transition into a Type 1 Incident Comman Team over the course of the next two days. Crews on foot, however, are moving to safer positions away from the fire's potential spread.

Another community meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday.

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