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Middle Fork Fire

Unit Information

Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

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Updated Closure Map 11/5/20Image options: [ Full Size ]

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

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday September 06th, 2020 approx. 12:00 PM
LocationRoutt National Forest, Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, approximately 10 miles north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Incident CommanderUSDA Forest Service
Incident DescriptionFull Supression
Coordinates40.628 latitude, -106.794 longitude

Current Situation

Size20,517 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday January 07th, 2021 approx. 08:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer

Significant Events

The Middle Fork Fire was declared Controlled/Out at 8015 on January 7, 2021.