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HAYDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A wildfire in western Routt County has 30 homes on standby to evacuate.

steer park fire Wildfire Grows In Western Routt County, Warning Sent Out To Residents

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The Deep Creek Fire, which was originally being called the Steer Park Fire by some, is located north of Hayden. It spread late Monday afternoon and has burned approximately 400 acres.

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Authorities say the fire could have started from a lightning strike more than a week ago.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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