Hazy, Smoky Conditions Continue Due To Wildfires

Hazy, smoky conditions continue today across Colorado. Currently, 59 large wildfires have burned almost 900,000 acres across the country this year. 

There’s a new fire burning in Colorado, the Morgan Creek Fire. The Morgan Creek Fire stated this past weekend 15 miles north of Steamboat Springs and has already burned over 3,000 acres. It is 0 percent contained. A large area is closed, impacted roads, trails, recreation sites, and a large section of the Continental Divide Trail. 

The Muddy Slide Fire is burning 20 miles south of Steamboat Springs, this blaze began June 20 and has been 50 percent contained. There are 259 people working the 4,000 acre fire.

The Sylvan Fire is burning 15 miles south of Eagle. The fire has grown to 3,800 acres and is 68 percent contained. Sylvan State Park is closed.   

Terry West