Better measurements put Rocky Mountain National Park wildfire at under 900 acres | SkyHiNews.com

Better measurements put Rocky Mountain National Park wildfire at under 900 acres

ESTES PARK, Colo. – The Cow Creek Fire continues to burn in remote, rugged timbered terrain of Rocky Mountain National Park. Fire crews undertook containment actions on the eastern flank of the fire to minimize future threat to life and property, according to incident command officials.

Rocky Mountain National Park is open along with most park trails. McGraw Ranch Road, Cow Creek Trail and North Boundary Trail remained closed to the public due to increased fire traffic.

Due to better mapping, the Cow Creek Fire has been re-estimated to a total burned area of 888 acres. Fire crews established additional remote bases to support continued operations in the wilderness. Engine crews in the Glen Haven area continued structure identification and assessment operations.

“Although we are operating in tough country,” said Incident Commander Todd Pechota, “the crews have done an excellent job with lots of production that has been effective. Their work will minimize the disruption of activities within the Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding communities.”

Further information about this fire will be posted on http://www.inciweb.org.

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