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.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Next Storm With Mountain Snow Will Arrive By Tuesday
The Hayden Pass Fire has forced the evacuation of more than 100 homes as it spreads toward the small community of Coaldale.
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.
The fire has burned 12,000 acres.READ MORE: Blue Angels Jet Makes Emergency Landing At Great Colorado Air Show
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