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Hayden Pass Fire now 35 percent contained

Fire burning 16,414 acres in Fremont County
Posted: 9:19 PM, Jul 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-19 03:19:17Z

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. -- Firefighters battling the large Hayden Pass Fire in Fremont County are gaining more ground.

The fire is now 35 percent contained. 

Officials released new information late Monday night. 

The fire has burned 16,414 acres and burned one hunting cabin since it started ten days ago.
 
Officials said lightning sparked it. 
 
The fire forced multiple neighborhoods to be evacuated. 
 
The Fremont County Sheriff's office announced Monday morning evacuated residents from the Big Cottonwood County Road 40, Fox Creek, Mosher Creek, and Eagle Peak subdivisions will be allowed to return to their homes on Tuesday morning, July 19, at 8 a.m.
 
Residents must register with the sheriff’s office to receive an access pass.
 
A registration event for evacuated residents will be held at Cotopaxi High School tomorrow from 8 a.m to 12 p.m.
 
Mandatory evacuation remains in effect for County Road 6 south of County Road 45. 

Officials released new information about the fire fight late Monday night.