Crews build line around part of Middle Elk Fire
September 27, 2012
NEW CASTLE – A 257-acre wildfire that grew from an abandoned campfire north of New Castle is 30 percent contained.
Fire officials said Thursday the Middle Elk Fire continues to smolder in mixed conifer and aspen stands in an area where some trees have been killed by beetles.
The popular Meadow Lake campground was evacuated after the fire started Sept. 20, but it has since reopened.