Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Muddy Slide Fire Update
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
The Muddy Slide Fire remains 4,093 acres and 70% contained. There are 124 personnel assigned to the incident.
Crews will continue to patrol all divisions. Because of Tuesday’s cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity, fire activity was light as expected. The fire continues to smolder within its existing footprint with limited potential to spread.
Today, the cool, wet pattern is expected to continue with temperatures in the mid-70s and relative humidities above 30%. Winds are forecasted to be out of the west-northwest at 5-12 mph with gusts up to 18 mph on ridges. As cloud cover increases chances of showers or thunderstorms are likely midday.
The Muddy Slide Fire started by lightning on June 20, 2021. Rocky Mountain Area Team Black assumed command of the Muddy Slide Fire on Sunday July 18.