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Wildfire burns in Rocky Mountain National Park

By Associated Press
Published On: Oct 10 2012 03:22:56 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 10 2012 06:52:53 AM CDT

Staci Wright (courtesy: KMGH)


A wildfire burning on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park has prompted evacuations of a nearby campground, along with backcountry campsites and trails in the area.
No structures are threatened.
The fire has burned across about 300 acres and is about 2 miles west of the Fern Lake trailhead. Park officials say the blaze was burning to the north in steep, forested terrain.
Cloudy, turbulent conditions kept a single-engine air tanker and helicopter from fighting the flames from above Tuesday. Crews planned to monitor the flames overnight.
In southwest Colorado, crews were trying to contain a 110-acre Goblin Fire that federal officials say may have been started by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train.
On Monday, firefighters near Red Cliff had to extinguish two abandoned campfires.