INVESTIGATORS: PEAK 2 FIRE WAS HUMAN-CAUSED
The Peak 2 fire near Breckenridge was human-caused, according to U.S. Forest Service investigators who now are trying to identify two people seen hiking on the Colorado Trail above Miners Creek Road junction at around 11 a.m. on July 5.
“Fire investigators examined the point of origin and determined the Peak 2 Fire was human-caused,” acting Dillon District Ranger Kevin Warner said in a news release Tuesday. “We appreciate any information the public can provide about these individuals.”
Warner in an interview said all ignition possibilities other than human activity had been ruled out.
Anyone with information that could help identify the two individuals are urged to call 970-262-3486 and leave a message.
The Peak 2 fire started July 5 about two miles north of Breckenridge, quickly growing to 84 acres and prompting evacuation of more than 450 homes in the Peak 7 area.