(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.