USFS News Release - Hayden Pass Fire Update July 11, 2016 11:00pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hayden Pass Fire Information Line (719) 315-1625
Hayden Pass Fire in Fremont County Doubles in Size
Today’s hot, dry and windy conditions fed the Hayden Pass Fire allowing it to rapidly spread to the southeast and more than double in size from yesterday. The fire remained in unpopulated areas and no structures have been lost. The forecast for tomorrow remains hot and dry with less wind. Fire managers expect additional growth tomorrow.
This will be the last update issued by the Salida Ranger District. The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team will be issuing updates beginning tomorrow.
Hayden Pass Fire Fact Sheet July, 11, 2016 at 11:00pm
Cause: Lightning Location: Approximately 5 miles southwest of Coaldale, Colorado. Size: Updated 12,012 acres. Containment: 0% Jurisdiction: The fire started on the San Isabel National Forest and has progressed onto the Rio Grande National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, State lands, and private lands. Management: The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team has arrived and will assume command at 6:00 AM on Tuesday, July 12th. Fuels: The fire is burning in mixed conifer, beetle-killed spruce, and heavy dead and down fuels. Resources: Multiple agencies are on scene and additional resources are enroute Road closures: Fremont County Road 6 is closed west of Highway 50. Fremont County Road 40 is closed west of Highway 50. Fox Creek Road is also closed. Current actions: Provide for life safety and provide point protection as possible. Notice: Evacuation orders remain in place. Please see the Fremont County Sheriff’s Facebook page for official evacuation information https://www.facebook.com/FremontCountySheriffsOffice/?fref=ts The Sheriff’s Office is working quickly to conduct safe evacuations.
Frequent updates on the fire are being posted on the San Isabel National Forests’ Twitter page: @PSICC_NF. Future Tweets will come from a different account that will be announced soon.
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