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Three To Five Acre Fire Burning In Rocky Mountain National Park


Air observation indicates there is a three to five acre fire burning one mile south of Mount Dickinson in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The location is roughly seven miles from the nearest road and is located in heavy timber in a remote area. It is roughly six miles west of Glen Haven in the West Creek drainage in the North Fork area of the park. No one is on scene of the fire.

Four air tankers have been requested from Jefferson County Airport and six to eight smokejumpers based out of Grand Junction are en route.

Smokejumpers will only be used if there is a safe and suitable area for them to jump in to the vicinity. Smoke was reported around 1:00 p.m. today.
Resources initially included Rocky Mountain National Park staff as well as Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department and Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department while the location of the smoke was being determined.

Currently the resources include three interagency engines and approximately 20 personnel. However, no ground crews will be accessing the area today because of the aerial resources requested.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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