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Wildfire burns near Breckenridge, Colorado

The Peak 2 fire, one of several burning across the West, was reported by a mountain biker late Wednesday morning and is consuming beetle-killed trees in the White River National Forest about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from the Breckenridge Ski Resort.

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A wildfire burns near Breckenridge, Colo., on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The fire was reported midday Wednesday and is burning in the White River National Forest. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)

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The Peak 2 fire near Breckenridge on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (Courtesy Tony Cooper, @Cooptastic on Twitter)

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Paige Ratliff, 7, front, and the evacuees watch from Summit Middle School in Frisco, Colo., as a wildfire continues near their homes close to Peak 2 on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A wildfire forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes about a mile north of Colorado’s Breckenridge Ski Resort on Wednesday. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)

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Residents who evacuated due to a wildfire near Peak 2 listen to a briefing at Summit Middle School in Frisco, Colo., Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The wildfire forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes about a mile north of Colorado’s Breckenridge Ski Resort on Wednesday. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)

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Police allowing Peak 7 residents to grab belongings from home during voluntary evacuation. (photo by Liz Forster, The Gazette)

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A wildfire burns near Breckenridge, Colo., on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The fire was reported midday Wednesday and is burning in the White River National Forest. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)

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A plane drops fire retardant in Breckenridge, Colo., Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A wildfire has scorched about 60 acres (24.3 hectares) and forced residents from their homes near the Colorado mountain town of Breckenridge. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)

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Flames rise above the trees as a wildfire burns near Breckenridge, Colo., on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The fire was reported midday Wednesday and is burning in the White River National Forest. (Jack Queen/Summit Daily News via AP)

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