- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - Amid high fire danger, officials at Rocky Mountain National Park are reminding visitors that campfires are banned in most of the park.

Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says two illegal campfires were discovered this week and the people who set them were issued citations.

A small wildfire that started Monday near the Twin Sisters Trailhead is believed to be human caused but investigators aren’t sure whether a campfire started it. It was contained at 400 square feet.

The fire danger has led the Bureau of Land Management to ban campfires except in established fire rings on its lands in central and northern Colorado.

In Rocky Mountain National Park, campfires are always only allowed in picnic areas and campgrounds accessible by roads and only in designated rings. They aren’t allowed at all in the backcountry.


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