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Royal Gorge Fire (credit: CBS)

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GALLERIES: COLORADO'S WORST WILDFIRES

CANON CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Fire crews have 65 percent containment on the Royal Gorge Fire.

The fire has burned more than 3,200 acres since it started on Tuesday. The bridge was damaged, but authorities say it will reopen soon in a limited capacity.

Much of the park was destroyed in the fire.

The Royal Gorge railroad reopened on Saturday. Right now it’s the only way for people to experience the bridge. Tickets for the railroad are half price since the trip is just half as long.

The Big Meadows Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park has grown to nearly 500 acres. Right now four Type 1 hot shot crews are fighting the fire. That’s in addition to several engines, attack planes, two light helicopters and a large heavy helicopter.

A National Guard Black Hawk helicopter is on standby.

The fire is not threating any communities or structures and Rocky Mountain National Park was open this weekend.

Wildfire Resources

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- See images from the most destructive wildfires (Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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