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UPDATE: Peak 2 Fire burns nearly 85 acres near Breckenridge, evacuations still in place

UPDATE: Peak 2 Fire burns nearly 85...

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. - Hundreds of homes were evacuated as a wildfire continues to burn near Colorado's Breckenridge Ski Resort.

The Peak 2 Fire has scorched about 84 acres. It is burning in the Miner's Creek drainage area between Frisco and Breckenridge.

Lodgepole and beetle-killed trees fueling the fire in the White River National Forest about few miles from the resort.

The fire was reported by a mountain biker late Wednesday morning.

The Peak 7 area has been evacuated. The Town of Breckenridge, Silver Shekel, Gold Hill and Farmer's Korner are on pre-evacuation notice.   

An evacuation center is open at Summit Middle School, located at 158 School Road in Frisco.  A boarding/shelter area for animals is available at the Summit School District Bus Barn next to the evacuation center.

The fire has not burned any structures and died down as temperatures cooled Wednesday night.

According to a government website tracking the incident, crews are fighting the fire by air and on the ground. Eight smoke jumpers, a hotshot crew and a Type 2 hand crew are fighting the fire. Additional resources are also being called.

There are concerns about the dry, warm temperatures and sporadic winds in the area.

This a developing story. Stay with KRDO NewsChannel 13 and KRDO.com for updates.


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