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Wildfire burns in Rocky Mountain National Park

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK - Firefighters are trying to control a wildfire burning in steep, rough terrain on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park.The fire has burned across about 300 acres and is about two miles west of the Fern Lake trailhead. It prompted evacuations of a campground on Tuesday, along with backcountry campsites and trails in the area. Park officials say about 40 hikers and campers were affected.In southwest Colorado, crews are trying to contain the Goblin Fire that federal officials say may have been started by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train. The fire was estimated at 190 acres Wednesday, after firefighters burned fuel near the bottom of Animas Canyon on Tuesday to steer it away from the railroad tracks.

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