Second fire breaks out near Breckenridge

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SUMMIT COUNTY - A second fire in three days broke out Friday afternoon near Breckenridge.

Fire crews are already in the area battling the Peak 2 fire, which has burned about 85 acres and evacuated 463 homes.

The newest fire is less than a half-acre in size and burning on Baldy Mountain southeast of Breckenridge. Three engines and a helicopter have been sent to battle this blaze.

It’s unclear if any structures are threatened by this fire.

A pre-evacuation notice was sent out to people in the Baldy Mountain neighborhoods but has since been lifted. 

The entire town of Breckenridge is already on a pre-evacuation notice due to the Peak 2 fire, which broke out Wednesday morning and is seven percent contained. 

Residents in the Farmer’s Korner and Gold Hill neighborhoods have also been told to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.

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