Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday September 06th, 2020 approx. 12:00 PM|
|Location||Routt National Forest, Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, approximately 10 miles north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.|
|Incident Commander||USDA Forest Service|
|Incident Description||Full Supression|
|Coordinates||40.628 latitude, -106.794 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday January 07th, 2021 approx. 08:00 AM|
The Middle Fork Fire was declared Controlled/Out at 8015 on January 7, 2021.