Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Muddy Slide Fire Update
Thursday, July 22, 2021
The Muddy Slide Fire remains 4,093 acres and 70% contained. There are 115 personnel assigned to the incident.
Crews will continue to patrol all divisions. Wednesday’s cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity tempered fire behavior. The fire continues to smolder within its existing footprint with limited potential to spread.
Temperatures are expected to be 76-81 degrees with isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Winds will be out of the west at 4-8 mph with gusts up to 20 mph if thunderstorms develop. Humidity is expected to be 23-28% throughout the day.
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.