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Muddy Slide Fire

Unit Information

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

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The Muddy Slide Fire remains 4,093 acres and 80% contained. The fire is currently managed as a Type 4 incident with firefighters in the area monitoring for activity. The fire continues to smolder within its existing footprint with limited potential for spread. Information is being updates on an as-needed basis. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday June 20th, 2021 approx. 03:00 PM
Location20 miles south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Incident CommanderUSDA Forest Service
Coordinates40.143 latitude, -106.798 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size4,093 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and understory)

Significant Events

Minimal, Smoldering


Planned Actions

Resources will continue to secure direct fireline where appropriate limiting exposure to snags and very

steep terrain. Resources continue to assess sources of isolated heat along the perimeter to determine if

action can safely be taken to secure areas of concern. Incident will support other local incidents with

aviation and initial attack if needed. Resources will seek shelter when gusty winds and/or lightning

enter the fire area. Fire rehabilitation will take place throughout the fire area as well as electronic


Projected Incident Activity

Drying trend and winds will be watched closely.




Current Weather

Weather Concerns

above normal temps and low RH over area for next several days