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Hayden Pass Fire 20 percent contained

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Hayden Pass Fire (Photo: Eric Mohr) Hayden Pass Fire (Photo: Eric Mohr)

Fire crews gained significant progress on the Hayden Pass Fire Saturday, achieving 20 percent containment with no growth in overall burned acreage, according to the Type II Incident Management Team leading the fire fight.  

The fire, burning in the rugged Sangre de Cristo mountains south of Salida, remained at 16,204 acres Saturday.  

More than 800 firefighters, plus an air tanker, seven helicopters, and six bulldozers have been attacking the fire which grew exponentially last Sunday following ignition by a lightning strike near Hayden Creek two days earlier.

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