Fern Lake Fire
Fire Jurisdiction: Rocky Mountain National Park Land
Location/County: Rocky Mountain National Park - located west of the Fern Lake Trailhead
Cause: No report at this time
Acres: 660 Acres
Containment: 0% as of noon today.
Evacuations/Closures: Currently, Bear Lake Road, Upper Beaver Meadows Road and Moraine Park Campground are closed. In addition, to ensure visitor safety and to protect park resources, all park trails accessed from Bear Lake Road and Highway 66 have been closed, as are trails south of Trail Ridge Road including the Ute Trail. Trail Ridge Road remains open.
Fatalities/Injuries: None reported
Structures Lost/Damaged: No structures are threatened at this time.
Significant Events: Fire fighting efforts are focused on containing the fire inside park boundaries north of Glacier Creek, west of Hollowell Park and south of Trail Ridge Road. Containment efforts also include the coordination of strategic water drops and the planning of long range fire suppression tactics.
Resources: 90+ Personnel: with seven fire engines, and two heavy helitankers
Source of Information: Twitter: @RMNPOfficial, www.inciweb.org, CO DFPC and WebEOC
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Colorado Office of Emergency Management: www.COEmergency.com
US Forest Service Active Fire Map: http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/lg_fire2.php
About this report:
This wildfire update is provided by the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in partnership with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control to keep you informed of current wildfires for which the State is currently supporting and monitoring. The update does not cover all wildfires currently burning in Colorado that may be smaller incidents.