Smoke is once again billowing across the northern Front Range as the Fern Lake Fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park intensifies.
After strong winds increased fire behavior earlier this week, the 630-acre Fern Lake Fire is “stabilizing” in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park has been closed for much of the last week due to consistent winter conditions, high winds and below freezing temperatures. Officials closed the road for the season Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Burning since Tuesday, Oct 9th, the Fern Lake Fire continues to smolder. Despite high winds, park rangers say fire activity remains low with some ‘creeping and some open flame observed.’
Light rain and snow this weekend over Colorado’s high country wasn’t enough to extinguish a wildfire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park, but it did help firefighters get a handle on the blaze.