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Fire prompts hundreds to be evacuated from Breckenridge, CO

Fire prompts hundreds to be evacuated from Breckenridge, CO
Posted at 12:04 AM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 20:16:39-04

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (CNN) - Nearly 500 residents near Breckenridge, CO, were evacuated on Wednesday due to a growing wildfire.

The fire sparked in Summit County, and was estimated to be about 80 acres in size by Wednesday night. Firefighters are battling the flames by ground and air. 

Officials have warned residents in Breckenridge, Gold Hill and Silver Shekel to be ready to evacuate. 

No structures have been destroyed yet.

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