Snow tamps out wildfire north of Silverthorne |

Snow tamps out wildfire north of Silverthorne

Alex Miller
Summit County correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. ” Snow made quick work of a wildland fire that flared up north of Silverthorne Tuesday night.

According to Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue public information officer Brandon Williams, Tuesday night’s fire was fairly high up on Williams Peak and would have been difficult for crews to access. With the weather moving in, he said the decision was made to monitor the fire instead.

“Snow, lack of fuel and high moisture made conditions unfavorable for the fire to run,” Williams said. As of Wednesday morning, the fire appeared to be out, although Williams said crews would go up to the site Wednesday to get a sense of how big the fire was.

“I think it was only a couple of acres ” not the 30 acres that was initially reported,” Williams said.

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue received reports of the fire at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in

an area off of the Williams Peak Trail near Ute Pass Road. Recent snows have reduced fire danger, but Williams cautioned that fire season isn’t over yet.

“Even with a little snow on the ground, it can still light up,” he said.

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