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Remaining Hayden Pass Fire evacuees return home; Firefighters continue to battle blaze

Hayden Pass Fire now 50% contained
Posted: 3:26 PM, Jul 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-21 17:26:05-04
Remaining Hayden Pass Fire evacuees return home; Firefighters continue to battle blaze

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. -- The remaining evacuees from the Hayden Pass Fire returned to their homes Thursday morning as firefighters continue to battle the massive blaze in Fremont County. 

People living along County Road 6 were allowed back home Thursday at 8 a.m. officials said. 

Other evacuees from Fox Creek Dr, County Road 40, Mosher Creek, County Rd 1A and the Eagle Peak Subdivision were allowed to return home starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Hayden Pass Fire has burned 16,414 acres. It is 50 percent contained. Officials say full containment could take until October 1 because the fire is burning in beetle kill and rugged terrain.

The fire is burning 20 miles southeast of Salida, near Coaldale. It started July 8.

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