The Fern Lake Fire explodes overnight because of high winds. The glow over the ridge, taken Saturday morning on Dec. 1 by Kris Hazelton, Estes Park News.
The Fern Lake Fire has been burning for close to two months. This was Spruce Canyon on Nov. 27.
The Fern Lake Fire on the day it started -- Oct. 9 -- from Many Parks Overlook.
File photo of Fern Lake Fire. Taken with a telephoto lens from Bear Lake Road, a Skycrane helicopter flies toward the Fern Lake Fire to drop water on flare ups along its southwestern edge. Spruce Canyon is to the left, Forest Canyon is to the right.
Oct. 20, Firefighters remove limbs from the lower part of trees to prevent the fire from spreading into the crown.
Oct. 20, Firefighters hike into Fern Lake Trail to build a line around a hot spot on the fire.
Smoke can be seen all over Estes Park.
A map of the fire location.