East Troublesome fire makes “significant” advance on east side of Rocky Mountain National Park

With light snow falling and temperatures forecast to remain in single digits through Monday morning, officials at Rocky Mountain National Park were anticipating “no active spread” of the East Troublesome fire in the park on Sunday.

Saturday, however, was not a good day according to park officials, who reported that the fire “intensified and continued to make a significant run” eastward from the Continental Divide toward Bear Lake Road on the east side of the park.

“The fire split into two fingers with one moving northeast along the Big Thompson River to Moraine Park and one east along Mill Creek into Hollowell Park,” according to a news release released by park officials Sunday morning. Both locations are very near the Beaver Meadows entrance station to the park.