S of Steamboat Springs, CO
30 mins, 15 secs ago
Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:20 PM MDT
Primary Fire Agency
US Forest Service — Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests (Thunder Basin National Grassland)
Incident Overview Updated: 2 days ago
Muddy Slide Fire Update
Sunday, July 25 2021
The Muddy Slide Fire remains 4,093 acres and 70% contained. There are 60 personnel assigned to the incident. Crews will continue patrolling looking for any remaining pockets of heat. The fire continues to smolder within its existing footprint with limited potential for spread. Drift smoke from other fires north and west of Colorado kept skies hazy across the region. High pressure will strengthen over the area today, resulting in mostly sunny skies with little cloud cover. Temperatures will trend warmer today - into the low 80s - and relative humidity will lower to the high teens. Winds will be light and variable in the morning, increasing to 7-10 mph in the afternoon.
The Muddy Slide Fire started on June 20, 2021. Rocky Mountain Area Team Black assumed command of the Muddy Slide Fire on Sunday July 18.
Date of Origin:
Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:00 PM MDT
20 miles south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Craig Brown, Type IV IC
Timber: Subalpine fir, Engelmann spruce, and beetle kill lodgepole pine with jackpots of heavy dead/down fuels and standing snags. Aspen stands occur in drainages and wet meadows. The fuels transition to grass, sagebrush in the valleys and on southern aspects.
Area, road, and trail closures remain in effect.
Hours: Daily 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fire Unit Information
Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487