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Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Aerial observation has confirmed a small fire, roughly 1/10th of an acre, between Spruce Lake and Fern Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. The small fire is about 1500 feet northwest of Fern Lake. It is located roughly 4 miles from the Fern Lake Trailhead in a rugged, forested area.
Ground crews are hiking in and will likely reach the area around 6:00 p.m. They will stay overnight. A helicopter has also been assigned to the fire but it is currently too windy to drop water. The cause has yet to be determined.
Currently access to the area is closed from the Fern Lake Trailhead and Bear Lake. Additionally Upper Beaver Meadows Road is closed due to helicopter operations.