SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — A second wildfire broke out near the Peak 2 Fire, which has been burning near Breckenridge since Wednesday.
The latest fire, reported Friday by the Breckenridge Police Department, burned about one-quarter acre on Baldy Mountain, which is also in Summit County.
The Peak 2 Fire has burned more than 80 acres. Police asked that residents not call 911 unless it’s an emergency.
Firefighters already have boots on the ground to combat the latest fire.
Nearly 500 residents have been evacuated from Peak 7 near Breckenridge while others in the area remain on alert.
A pre-evacuation notice was issued for the Baldy Mountain neighborhoods Friday afternoon but was lifted after about 90 minutes.
The mandatory evacuation order for the Peak 2 Fire was lifted Friday night.