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Fern Lake Fire Investigators Look for Help from the Community

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Date: October 14, 2012
Contact: Julie Johndreau, 970-586-1363

Fire investigators looking into the cause of the Fern Lake Fire are asking for help from the community. Investigators believe those who visited the park on October 9 may have information that can help determine both how and where the fire started.

 If you were in the vicinity of the Cub Lake Trail and/or the Fern Lake Trail any time before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9you may have pertinent information.  If you saw anything unusual or noteworthy, investigators would like to talk with you.  You can contact the National Park Service to share your information at 970-586-1399.

The Fern Lake Fire started on October 9 and was first reported at 2 p.m.  It is currently at 673 acres and 5 percent contained.  With a slight warming and drying trend in the forecast, minimal fire spread is expected over the next few days.  Firefighters continue to monitor and patrol the fire area.

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RMNA has helped Rocky complete more than 40 projects valued at $10 million since 1986. They include the McGraw Ranch, the Fall River Visitor Center, and the Storm Mountain Pass trail. More...