Fire forces hundreds of evacuations in Colorado

The Peak 2 Fire as seen from the town of Breckenridge Colorado

The Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District says all of the homes on Peak 7 have been evacuated, and nearby residents have been warned that they might have to leave. Earlier in the morning, there had been some speculation that some might be allowed back into their homes Thursday.

Gold Hill, another section of Breckenridge, has been placed on pre-evacuation orders as a precaution.

Eight Forest Service firefighters parachuted in, and two heavy tankers and a helicopter dropped slurry and water on the fire throughout the day.

Three people spent the night at the evacuation shelter the Red Cross set up at Summit Middle School in Frisco, though dozens of people evacuated to the shelter at the onset of the fire Wednesday.

Palomino Valley residents were urged to relocate to an equestrian events center in Reno, Truckee Meadows fire spokeswoman Erin Holland said, adding that 100 animals were sheltered.

Around 2 this afternoon the fire was spreading quickly --so they decided it was necessary to order those evacuations.

No injuries have so far been reported in the fire, nor have any structures been lost.

Summit County has also since issued a ban on all open fires.

Just after 11 this morning - a man mountain biking in the area spotted smoke and reported the fire.

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

At a media briefing Wednesday it was announced that a Type 1 Incident Management Team would arrive at the fire on Thursday. Crews on foot, however, are moving to safer positions away from the fire's potential spread.

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