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Warm, Dry Winds Hamper Effort At Fern Lake Fire

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The Fern Lake Fire (credit: Steve Hoffman)

The Fern Lake Fire (credit: Steve Hoffman)

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – A wildfire burning on steep, rugged terrain on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park increased in activity Saturday due to warm, dry winds.

Containment of the Fern Lake Fire was estimated at 30 percent.

The tough terrain, which includes trees killed by beetles, has prevented a direct attack on the fire from the ground. However no structures are threatened.

The fire is west of the Fern Lake trailhead. It has prompted park officials to close some roads and trails and the Moraine Park Campground, which has since been reopened.

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