Winds Kick Up Month-Old 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) – Gusty winds and unseasonably warm weather are stirring up a month-old wildfire in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Fern Lake Fire put out off a lot of smoke on Thanksgiving Day after creeping towards Spruce Creek. It’s now over 1,200 acres.

The fire started on Oct. 9, but firefighters could never get a good attack going because the terrain is so rugged.

Park rangers say the only thing that will put out the fire is a big snowstorm.
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