A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 9pm Wednesday. Heavy rain is possible throughout the day, and this combined with already saturated soils could lead to further flash flood problems both near and away from all area burn scars. Stay with 11 News throughout the day for weather updates.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) -- A wildfire burning on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park has prompted evacuations of a nearby campground, along with backcountry campsites and trails in the area.
No structures are threatened, and no evacuations have been ordered in the town of Estes Park to the east.
The fire was reported around 2 p.m. Tuesday about 2 miles west of the Fern Lake trailhead. It had grown to about 300 acres by 5 p.m.
Park officials say the blaze was burning to the north in steep, forested terrain and was moving upslope toward alpine tundra.
Cloudy, turbulent conditions kept a single-engine air tanker and heavy helicopter from fighting the flames from above Tuesday.
Crews planned to monitor the flames overnight.
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