COALDALE, Colo. (CBS4) — A wildfire burning in the southern Colorado mountains has grown so large it can be seen from space.

@AstroJeff tweeted out the picture of the fire burning about 30 miles from Canon City. The astronaut took the picture while aboard the International Space Station.

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The Hayden Pass Fire has forced the evacuation of more than 100 homes as it spreads toward the small community of Coaldale.

The Hayden Pass Fire as seen from space (credit: @AstroJeff)

The Hayden Pass Fire as seen from space (credit: @AstroJeff)

Fire managers say it was started by a lightning strike in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness on Friday but crews weren’t able to pinpoint its location over the weekend. It flared up Sunday and quickly grew in dead trees and dry, windy weather.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

The fire has burned 12,000 acres.

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Wildfire Resources

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

Wildfire Photo Galleries

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