Pre-evacuation notice issued after new wildland fire breaks out south of Hayden
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A new wildland fire has ignited along Routt County Roads 53 south of Hayden, and several homes were placed under pre-evacuation notice at around 3 p.m. Sunday, according to scanner traffic.
C.R. 53 is now closed to traffic at its intersection with C.R. 29 as the fire threatens to jump the road. The fire has grown to around 25 acres.
The homes that are under pre-evacuation notice are located on C.R. 53 between mile markers 4 and 6.
Firefighters from the West Routt Fire Protection District are on scene. They are setting up a perimeter to protect the structures.
Firefighters are also working to contain the Murphy Fire northwest of Hayden.
This story will be updated.