Compared to 40 years ago, Colorado’s fire season is about 75 days longer.
Despite Sunday's snowstorm that dumped up to two feet of snow along the Front Range, officials are not yet ready to declare the Fern Lake Fire out.
Areas of Rocky Mountain National Park did not benefit much from this weekend’s snow fall. Officials say the Fern Lake Fire, which started in early October, could still be smoldering.
This week's blast of winter weather is helping tamp down the Fern Lake Fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park, although fire officials aren’t ready to declare it out just yet.
Weekend snowfall and colder temperatures this past weekend helped fire crews get a handle on the Fern Lake Fire, which is currently reported at 3,498 acres and 88 percent containment.