- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

DENVER (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in Colorado (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

Authorities believe a wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from near Breckenridge was started by people but they’re not releasing details about exactly how the blaze started.

Fire investigators announced Tuesday that they’re looking for two hikers seen near where the Peak Two Fire started last week and asked the public’s help in finding them.

They were seen hiking on the Colorado Trail above the junction with Miners Creek Road at around 11 a.m. on July 5. The trail is one of several in the area and attracts both day hikers and long distance backpackers camping along its 486-mile route from outside Denver to Durango.

Residents of more than 450 homes near the ski town were evacuated for three days because of the fire. It has been contained except for a portion burning in steep, rugged terrain.

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11:40 a.m.

Containment lines have been built around over two-thirds of a wildfire burning near Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado.

The 20 square mile Peekaboo Fire didn’t grow significantly Monday despite strong winds. It was 68 percent contained on Tuesday, up from 40 percent the day before.

Meanwhile, fire managers say a wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people near Breckenridge will remain at 85 percent containment. The Peak Two Fire has burned into a steep, rugged area of spruce fir that they say is too dangerous for firefighters to work in. The fire could flare up if conditions are right but firefighters will continue to monitor it.

Crews from both fires are being sent elsewhere as operations slow down.

Seven other fires are also being fought or monitored around the state.

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