The fire was reported at 2 p.m. Tuesday and was burning approximately 300 acres, just to the west of Moraine Park. Smoke could be seen from the town of Estes Park.
A park spokesperson said campers and hikers were evacuated from the Moraine Park area. No one in the Estes Park area was told to evacuate.
The fire is burning in very steep terrain. No structures are threatened.
One air tanker and a heli-tanker were dispatched to the area. However, they could not be used because of the high winds and cloudy conditions.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
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