Breck tree fire controlled |

Breck tree fire controlled

Summit Daily/Brad OdekirkA fire at the Christmas tree dump in Breckenridge sent flames more than 40 feet high, but nobody was injured.

BRECKENRIDGE ” A fire at the Breckenridge Christmas tree dump site was controlled early Friday morning by the Red, White and Blue Fire District, according to Mike Roll, public information officer for the fire district.

The fire, which sent a significant amount of smoke through the Upper Blue River Valley and Breckenridge, spread to a 50-foot by 50-foot area, and the flames reached up to 40 feet high.

Two engines and eight firefighters controlled the blaze. Shortly after 6 a.m. this morning, the Town of Breckenridge brought a front-end loader to assist spreading the pile of trees to help put out the fire.

Nobody was injured.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User