Fern Lake Fire cooling under new snowfall

The Fern Lake Fire still burns or smolders in Rocky Mountain National Park near the town of Estes Park, but recent snows are cramping its style, as had been hoped. Here’s a look at the Bear Lake parking area recently and they seem to have plenty of snow there. Bear Lake is several miles south of Fern Lake and I think there’s a goodly amount of rough ridge between. Still, they are relatively close as the crow (and snow) flies. This is the kind of snow needed to douse the fire, and they are talking about maybe getting another foot or two tonight and tomorrow. Let’s hope so.

Categories: Rocky Mtn Natl Park, video content

4 replies

  1. Many old firefighters in the west tell tales of fires men and machines fought valiantly without complete success until Ma Nature finished the job with a hefty blanket of snow.

    • They’ve said almost from the beginning that because of the inaccessibly steep terrain, drought, deadfall, and beetle kill, only snow would kill this fire. Looks like they are finally getting what they need.

  2. Thanks for the video (Trying to catch up on reading) Was talking today with Varnish Gal about the fires. More snow would be such a great present for Estes

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