Colorado

Oct 9, 2012 7:02 PM by Kirsten Bennett

At least 100 acres burning in Rocky Mountain National Park

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK - The Fern Lake Fire is burning in Rocky Mountain National Park, just southwest of Estes Park.

The fire was reported at 2 p.m. Tuesday and is burning 100 to 150 acres.

A park spokesperson says they are evacuating campers and hikers from the Moraine Park area.

Bear Lake Road is closed. According to the Coloradoan other area roads are being closed and campers from the Moraine Park Campground are not allowed to return for their camping equipment.

The fire is in a heavily forested area. No structures are threatened.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

 

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