Hay field fire put out quickly near Hayden
Steamboat Springs — A fire at a hay field near Hayden quickly was brought under control Thursday by West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters.
The fire was reported at about 2 p.m. in the Breeze Basin area about 2 miles from town.
Hayden Fire Chief Dal Leck said it appeared that a piece of haying equipment hit a rock, and a spark started the fire.
“It was pretty dry,” Leck said.
The fire burned about 1 acre.