Firefighters from across the country respond to Hayden Pass Fire
FREMONT COUNTY -
The Hayden Pass Fire is now 12,836 acres with more than 250 firefighters from across the country working to get it under control.
Major air support was brought in Wednesday. Air tankers and helicopters worked to protect private property nearby as the fire inched closer to private property, forcing additional mandatory evacuations.
New mandatory evacuation zones were issued Wednesday for County Rd 35 and The Eagle Peak Subdivision on the West Side of County Road 1A, according to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.
Fire officials noted that fire lines have been holding so far. Fire crews are using some of fire lines from the 2011 Duckett Fire. Officials say the fire is moving east and is within a quarter of a mile from structures. One cabin was destroyed in the fire Wednesday.
Mandatory evacuations also remain in place along County Road 6 south of County Road 45, County Road 40, including the Fox Creek Subdivision. Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp on the east side of the fire in Custer County was evacuated Tuesday.