Many tourism-based businesses in Colorado have reported a dip invisitors this summer due to the busy wildfire season. But officials with Rocky Mountain National Park aren’t complaining.
When NASA’s Aqua satellite looks down on Colorado, it can tell without too much trouble that this is indeed a bad year for wildfires.
Larimer County officials say they have determined the cause of the Woodland Heights fire. The Estes Park Trail Gazette reports that investigators believe a power line rubbing against a tree during gusty winds caused the blaze, which is now fully contained.
Crews worked to fight a fire in Estes Park on Saturday afternoon. The fire was near the Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.