Lightning Sparked Wildfire Spreads in Rocky Mountain NP

Jun 13th @ 10:49 am in News by Scott Staley


(Rocky Mountain National Park, CO)

Another wildfire broke out near Rocky Mountain National Park at approximately 1:30 Wednesday afternoon.  The “Big Meadows” fire has charred 400-acres, so far, about 5-miles north of Grand Lake.  A Rocky Mountain National Park spokesperson says that lightning ignited the Big Meadows blaze on Monday, and by Tuesday the fire was just 2 to 3 acres big, but by Wednesday the flames had spread to over 400-acres and are burning in heavy timber toward Nakai Peak.  The roads leading into the park and the park itself remains open, but 7 separate hiking trails in the region have been temporarily closed.

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