Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Middle Fork
FIRE
20,517.0
acres
9.9 mi
SE of Clark, CO
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
6 months ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-7153
Fire Start:
Sunday, September 6, 2020 6:00 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 7 months ago

Incident Photo for the Middle Fork Fire

Middle Fork Fact Sheet - 11/02/2020, 2:30 p.m.        Acres: 20,433          Containment: 60%

Minimal Fire Behavior with Snow Cover Continues

Recon flights over the weekend showed no growth. Acreage and containment remain current; most heat remains in the northeast corner of the fire. Most of this isolated heat source is on a north-facing slope and remains covered by snow with minimal sun exposure. Currently 3 engines, 1 squad, and one Type 3 helicopter are assigned to the fire. Many roads and trails approaching the fire are still covered in snow and no ground crews have been able to access the perimeter. Fire behavior continues to be minimal. Area, road and trail closures remain in effect. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Location:
Routt National Forest, Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, approximately 10 miles north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Incident Commander:
Chris Green
Incident Description:
Full Supression
Coordinates:
40.628, -106.794
Size (Acres):
20,517
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:00 AM MST
Fuels Involved:
Mixed conifer
Significant Events:
Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.
Remarks:
Area closures are in place.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 970-819-2898
Hours: 8-5, M-F
Fire Unit Information
Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487