This morning, Monday, July 11, Rocky Mountain National Park visitors notified officials that they saw smoke and flames near the Twin Sisters Trailhead. Estes Valley and Allenspark Fire Protection District and Rocky Mountain National Park firefighters responded to the scene. The fire was contained to a 20 feet by 20 feet area. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The quick response from interagency partners made a difference in quickly suppressing and containing this fire.
There are always fire restrictions in place at Rocky Mountain National Park. Campfires are only allowed within designated campfire rings at select locations in the park, including picnic areas and campgrounds.