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August 12, 2014
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Wildfire near Grand Lake is 100 percent contained

The fire burning north of Grand Lake is 100 percent contained, said Kyle Patterson, public information officer for Rocky Mountain National Park, in an email.

Calm winds and higher humidity have assisted authorities fighting a fire about one mile north of Grand Lake near the Tonahutu Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The fire is 1.6 acres in size, Patterson said.

Fire crews are working to clean up the fire’s remaining hot spots.

As of Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, 25 firefighters including personnel from Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest and Grand Lake Fire Protection District had arrived at the scene.

The lower Tonahutu Trail from the junction of Green Mountain south to the trailhead and the spur trail from Kawuneeche Visitor Center are closed.

Authorities believe lightning caused the fire, Patterson said.

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