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Officials to update status of Hayden Pass Fire

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Officials are planning on updating their progress in the battle against the Hayden Pass Fire.  A news conference is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.  We are live streaming the news conference here.  The fire is burning approximately 12,000 acres and moving towards Coaldale.

As of Tuesday morning, Fremont County Officials say anyone on County Road 6 south of County Road 45 must evacuate, along with people in the Coaldale area near County Road 6 and the Fox Creek subdivision.

The fire was caused by a lightning strike Friday, according to the Forest Service, and grew exponentially to about 5,104 acres by Sunday afternoon.

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