BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — The Latest on a wildfire forcing evacuations near the Colorado mountain town of Breckenridge (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

A wildfire has scorched about 80 acres (32.4 hectares) and forced the evacuation of 463 homes near the Colorado mountain town of Breckenridge.

The fire, one of several burning in the West, was reported late Wednesday morning and is consuming beetle-killed trees in the White River National Forest. Eight Forest Service firefighters parachuted in, and two heavy tankers and a helicopter have been dropping slurry and water on the fire.

The Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District says all of the homes on Peak 7 have been evacuated, and nearby residents have been warned that they might have to leave.

The fire has not burned any structures.

Wildfires are burning in several states, including Washington, Nevada, Arizona and Wyoming.


4:30 p.m.

A wildfire has scorched about 60 acres (24.3 hectares) and forced residents from their homes near the Colorado mountain town of Breckenridge.

The fire was reported midday Wednesday and is burning beetle-killed trees in the White River National Forest. Eight firefighters with the United States Forest Service parachuted in, and two heavy tankers and a helicopter have been dropping slurry and water on the fire.

The Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District says homes on Peak 7 have been evacuated, and residents in the area of Gold Hill have been warned that they might have to leave.

The Summit Daily reported Wednesday afternoon that visible flames have tapered off, but heavy smoke was billowing from the fire and moving toward Frisco.