Strong Winds Push Fire to Moraine Meadows, Evacuations in Effect
Incident: Fern Lake Wildfire
Update on Fern Lake Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park Strong winds have pushed the Fern Lake Fire to Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park. As of 4:00 a.m. this morning, December 1, the fire had not crossed Bear Lake Road. Moraine Park Campground was evacuated at 1:50 a.m. According to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office evacuations have been ordered for: Highway 66 and all adjacent streets including the YMCA.
The High Drive area and west of Mary's Lake Rd are on a pre-evacuation notice. High Drive area access is limited to residents only. Mary's Lake Road is open to all traffic.
Evacuees should meet at Estes Park High School at 1600 Manford Avenue in Estes Park. Larimer County Sheriff's Office and Estes Park Police Department are facilitating evacuations.
The east side of Rocky Mountain National Park is closed until further notice. The park housing area as well as park headquarters and Beaver Meadows Visitor Center is in the evacuation area.
Media calls 970-577-3718
Public Information number is 970-577-3716