Gusty wind, low relative humidities, warm temperatures, and dry fuels will all combine to produce high fire danger this afternoon and early evening. Red Flag Warning goes into effect at Noon and lasts until 8pm. Please, no outdoor burning or use of flammable materials. Head to the "Weather" Tab for more information on the forecast.
Cooler weather and a 2-inch layer of snow have helped crews gain the upper hand on a 3,500-acre fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Fire officials say the Fern Lake Fire, which is 45 percent contained, will continue to smolder in heavy fuels but the precipitation will prevent any further spread. Another 4 to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall in the area Saturday and Sunday.
The fire, which remains under investigation, has been burning since Oct. 9 and has destroyed one cabin. All evacuation orders have been lifted.
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