Rocky Mountain National Park wildfire contained
September 20, 2010
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – Crews have contained a 40-acre wildfire on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park that briefly forced the closure of Trail Ridge Road.
Park officials said Monday that crews are mopping up and expect to declare the fire contained on Tuesday.
Officials say the fire didn’t threaten any structures or campgrounds, but people camping 5 miles north of the blaze decided to leave.
The cause is under investigation.
Fire officials say a 30-acre grass fire in Fort Collins damaged a garage and threatened eight homes on Sunday.
The cause of that fire is also under investigation.