Favorable fire conditions and a 2-inch layer of snow are helping crews gain the upper hand on at 3,498 acre fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Despite strong winds, firefighters have been able to keep the Fern Lake Fire within Rocky Mountain National Park. The blaze is now estimated at 3,477 acres with 40 percent containment.
Fern Lake Fire officials were preparing for a night of difficult weather conditions Sunday, with potential sustained wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour.
High winds are helping spread the Fern Lake Fire. The fire has charred nearly 2.5 square miles and exploded to over 3,000 acres. With high winds forecast for Sunday afternoon and evening, additional growth may be seen.
Gusty winds and low humidity have kicked up activity on a fire burning since Oct. 9 in Rocky Mountain National Park.