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Ptarmigan Fire in Summit County 100% contained; forest closure lifted

A community debrief will be held Oct. 21.

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. — The 86-acre Ptarmigan Fire that started Sept. 27 near Silverthorne is now fully contained, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday. 

Firefighters declared the fire 100% contained after precipitation fell in the area over the past several days. 

The Summit County Sheriff's Office lifted all pre-evacuation orders and road closures related to the fire on Oct. 4. That included the areas of Hamilton Creek, Angler Mountain, South 40 and Daley Ranch. 

The forest service is lifting the closure of the burned area and the trails leading into that area, according to a Forest Service spokesperson. The forest service is reminding the public there is an additional risk of falling trees and rocks in and around burned areas. 

Firefighters will continue to monitor the burned area over the next several weeks. 

A community debriefing meeting featuring the Summit County Sheriff's Office, Summit Fire and EMS, and the U.S. Forest Service will be held Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at Silverthorne Town Hall.

The fire started Sept. 27 in the Ptarmigan Wilderness above Silverthorne. Those who were evacuated from their homes were allowed to return home on Sept. 30.

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