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Hayden Pass Fire burns more than 12,000 acres

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Hayden Pass Fire burning on Monday afternoon near Coaldale. Hayden Pass Fire burning on Monday afternoon near Coaldale.
FREMONT COUNTY -

The Hayden Pass Fire burning near Coaldale in Fremont County doubled in size Monday, mostly to the east, and is now burning more than 12,000 acres.

About 109 homes have been evacuated. Evacuation areas include south of County Road 6, within a three-mile radius of County Road 6 and County Road 45, and County Road 40, including the Fox Creek Subdivision. 

Fire officials called Monday a "really good day" in regards to management of the fire and structure protection. The fire is zero percent contained due to rough terrain in the area, but no structures are threatened. Lines have not yet been built around the fire and crews' main focus is structure protection.

Around 80 animals have been evacuated. Fremont County Sheriff's Office said on their Facebook page that they do not need volunteers for animal evacuations, and that they will request help if they do. Call 784-3411 for information on volunteering. 

The fire department in Howard is an evacuation shelter, and Chaffee County Fairgrounds in Salida is taking in animals.

Fremont County Sheriff's Office also said water donations are not needed, as they received numerous pallets of water Monday. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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