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Update: Abandoned campfire caused Interlaken Fire that is still burning more than 400 acres near Twin Lakes (Summit Daily News)

The Interlaken Fire that has so far burned hundreds of acres near a historic landmark at Twin Lakes was caused by a campfire that was not properly extinguished, according to the U.S. Forest Service. As of June 13, the latest information posted to the Interlaken Fire Information Facebook page said that the wildfire did not appear to have grown significantly overnight. The fire as of Wednesday evening was estimated to have spread to about 443 acres with 0% containment. That’s roughly two-thirds of a square mile or about half the size of Central Park in New York City, which is 843 acres. Read more ... 

A fire pit made of bricks in a charred forest landscape.