Peak 2 Fire: Entire town of Breckenridge on pre-evacuation notice due to fast-growing wildfire

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Crews are working to contain a wildfire burning between Frisco and Breckenridge Wednesday.

As of Wednesday night, the fire is estimated at 84 acres. Officials say the fire is burning in lodgepole and dead/down beetle-killed pine in the area.

According to Breckenridge police, Peak 7 is under evacuation notice and all of Breckenridge should be prepared to evacuate.

Right now the Red White and Blue Fire District is working with the U.S. Forest Service to contain the fire. The Colorado National Guard has also been ordered to assist in containment efforts.

A video posted to White River Forest’s Twitter page showed the fire “crowning and putting up smoke.”

There is an evacuation center located at Summit Middle School located at 158 School Road in Frisco. Animal boarding / shelter is available at the Summit School District Bus Barn next to the evacuation center.

Checkpoints are in place at Ski Hill Road at the Peaks Trail and on Barton Road where it meets Airport Road. Peaks Trail, Gold Hill, Wheeler, and Miner’s Creek Trails are all closed.

In a media briefing Wednesday night, authorities say evacuated residents may possibly be allowed to return Thursday at noon, depending on the status of the fire.

>> Click here to sign up for emergency alerts regarding this fire.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX21 for the latest.

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