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Incident Management Team Thanks Our Community

Dear Editor: On behalf of Great Basin National Incident Management Team 2, I would like to thank the community of Estes Park for its remarkable support and cooperation during the Fern Lake Fire. We realize the impacts that this incident has had on your community, but know that your remarkable spirit will see you though. Your many generous offers of support were not overlooked. Firefighters especially apprec ...

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Gratitude From The Firefighters

The Incident Management Team fighting the Fern Lake Fire is very grateful for the generosity and support of the Estes Valley community. We have received many cards, letters, cookies, and offers of food, water, clothing and cash. Unfortunately due to regulations and the fact that these firefighters are mobile and fully supported with everything they need, we are not able to accept this generosity. However, w ...

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Fern Lake Fire Updates

FERN LAKE FIRE UPDATE YESTERDAY'S EVENTS Yesterday evening management of the fire was scaled down from a Type 3 to a Type 4 Rocky Mountain National Park organization, reflecting a less complex fire with reduced fire behavior. The Incident Command Post and all other functions have also moved back into the park. Firefighters did not conduct any direct suppression activities on the fire yesterday due to safety ...

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Fern Lake Fire UPDATE

  FIRE UPDATE for 11/30/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Activity increases on the Fern Lake Fire; High wind warning for tonight Firefighters have been moved off the fireline due to the risk of falling trees from high winds. In addition, helicopters have been grounded because of the increased wind speed. A high wind warning is in effect from midnight until 11 a.m. tomorrow for 25-45 mph west winds with gusts around 7 ...

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Fern Lake Fire Update

As expected with current dry conditions, the Fern Lake Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park continues to smolder in a remote area of the park. A few smokes showed on the east side of the fire yesterday and there was drift smoke in Forest Canyon seen from The Pool. Due to calmer winds yesterday, a crew of eight fire fighters mopped up some smoldering duff on the eastern edge of the fire. With continued dryin ...

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Fern Lake Fire Investigators Look For Help From Community

Fire investigators looking into the cause of the Fern Lake Fire are asking for help from the community. Investigators believe those who visited the park on October 9 may have information that can help determine both how and where the fire started. If you were in the vicinity of the Cub Lake Trail and/or the Fern Lake Trail any time before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9 you may have pertinent information. If y ...

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Hazard Tree Removal To Take Place On Bear Lake Trail In RMNP

Beginning on Tuesday, October 9, park staff began conducting hazard tree mitigation by removing select hazard trees along the Bear Lake Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. Weather permitting, this work should continue through October 18. The work will not take place on Fridays or weekends. Depending on where the work is taking place on the trail, hikers will be allowed to go through some sections but oth ...

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Fern Lake Fire Status

STATUS OF FERN LAKE FIRE - View a map of the fire area. (Map provided by Rocky Mountain National Park) Fern Lake Fire Update Fern Lake Fire Receives Additional Snow The Fern Lake Fire received an additional 1 to 2 inches of new snow overnight. The fire is still smoldering and creeping in areas protected from the weather, such as under tree canopies and near large rocks. Yesterday afternoon firefighters note ...

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