Smoke Seen in Saguache from Fremont County Wildfire
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.
Smoke from the fire is visible for miles, including over the Sangre de Cristos from Saguache Today.