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Weather Aids Crews Working The Fern Lake Fire

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The Fern Lake Fire (credit: Steve Hoffman)

The Fern Lake Fire (credit: Steve Hoffman)

GALLERIES: COLORADO'S WORST WILDFIRES

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Fire crews in Rocky Mountain National Park are hoping the change in the weather will help them get a handle on the Fern Lake wildfire.

The fire has burned more than 650 acres this week. It’s burning in rugged terrain near Bear Lake — an area full of trees killed by the pine beetles.

The road to Bear Lake and several trails and a campground are closed.

“Firefighters have established contingency fire lines on the north and east sides using hiking trails and rocky ridges. Firefighters continue to make progress and the fire is now five percent contained,” officials said in a statement.

No houses are currently in danger of burning.

rmnp fire transfer Weather Aids Crews Working The Fern Lake Fire

(credit: CBS)

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