Latest News – July 10

Smoke Seen in Saguache from Fremont County Wildfire

Smoke from a wildfire burning near Hayden Creek in Coaldale (Fremont County) can be seen on the other wide of the Sangre de Cristos in Saguache. Photo: Saguache Today/Kim Rodriquez

Smoke from a wildfire burning near Hayden Creek in Coaldale (Fremont County) can be seen on the other side of the Sangre de Cristos in Saguache. Photo: Saguache Today/Kim Rodriquez

The Hayden Pass Fire near Coaldale in Fremont County has exploded today and quintupled in size according to Colorado Wildfire Information officials. As of 7 p.m. Sunday night, the area affected by fire is now at 5,000+ acres, with 0% containment. The fire started late on Friday, July 9 most likely by lightening, has grown Sunday in heat and wind, according to Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.  The challenge for firefighters is the rugged terrain of the area. Multi Mission Aircraft (MMA) have also been dispersed to help fight the fire from the air.

The Hayden Creek Campground (Cutty's) on Hayden Creek road (Fremont County Road 6) has been evacuated due to the Hayden Passs Fire. The campground is on U.S. Forest Land and U.S. Forest Service required the evacuation, according to FCSO.

The Hayden Creek Campground (Cutty’s) on Hayden Creek road (Fremont County Road 6) has been evacuated due to the Hayden Pass Fire. The campground is on U.S. Forest Land and U.S. Forest Service required the evacuation, according to FCSO.

Smoke from the fire is visible for miles, including over the Sangre de Cristos from Saguache Today. 

U.S. Forest Service Fire Crews and Western Fremont County Fire Crews are on scene. Fremont County Sheriff’s Office asks that people in the area do NOT call 911 to report the fire.spacer

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