Fern Lake Fire


Sun December 9, 2012


Wed December 5, 2012


Tue December 4, 2012

For Now, Conditions Scrap Fern Lake Fire Air Tankers

Air Tanker at the San Bernardino Air Tanker Base in October 2009
John Heil USFS Region 5

Officials say delays and heavy wind kept two heavy air tankers from battling the Fern Lake Fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park until Tuesday. At least for now, the planes will not be part of the efforts to control the blaze.

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Tue December 4, 2012

Fern Lake Fire 40% Contained; Some Evacuees May Be Allowed Back Home

Estes Park & Left Hand fire departments haul water for helitanker operations
National Park Service

Firefighters battling the Fern Lake Fire are working to keep it within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park. The fire has charred 3,750 acres, or roughly six square miles, and is currently 40 percent contained.

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Sun December 2, 2012

Wind Gusts Fuel Concerns About Fern Lake Fire [Updated]

Smoke hovers over Moraine Park
Bjorn Skovlin

Fern Lake Fire officials were preparing for a night of difficult weather conditions Sunday, with potential sustained wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour.

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