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Big Meadows Fire

Photo of firefighters using an existing avalanche chute as a natural barrier to perform a burn out operation on June 14, 2013.

On the afternoon of June 14, to prevent the fire from moving to the south, firefighters use an existing avalanche chute as a natural barrier to perform a burn out operation.

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The Big Meadows Fire is considered 100 percent contained after no smoke being visible for more than 30 days and over 5 inches of rain. The fire is at 653 acres. The fire will not be officially called "out" until winter snowfall.

All trails and backcountry campsites have reopened. All major roads and facilities in Rocky Mountain National Park are open as are our neighboring communities of Grand Lake and Estes Park.

The park has set up a recorded Fire Information Line at (970) 586-1381 which will be updated when new information on the Big Meadows Fire is available.

Click here for a map of the Big Meadows Fire

Visit the News Releases page for previous updates on the Big Meadows Fire.

Click here to return to the Current Fires page.

Did You Know?

a photo of a search and rescue

In 2004 there were 190 Search and Rescue incidents in the park, a very small number considering there were about 3 million visitors to the park in that same time period.