UPDATED: New wildfire pops up west of Steamboat; crews investigate smoke reports south of Stagecoach – Steamboat Pilot & Today

The Elk Run Hearth popped up late Friday afternoon west …….

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Editor’s notice: This story was up So far at 2 p.m. Saturday To incorporate further information on smoke reviews south of Stagecoach.

Steamboat Springs Hearth Rescue and West Routt Hearth Safety District crews responded to the report of a wildfire late Friday afternoon Inside The world of Wolf Mountain, north of U.S. Freeway 40 between Hayden and Milner.

Upon further investigation, The hearth was located on the east facet of Slippery Sides Mountain. Now referred to as the Elk Run Hearth, it was final reported as burning 3 acres, Based mostly on fire officers.

West Routt Hearth responded with two brush vans And 6 firefighters And might return Saturday. The fire is located within Steamboat’s fire district.

Aerial crews aiding with the Morgan Creek Hearth noticed smoke Inside The world of Wolf Mountain at round 4:30 p.m. and referred to as it in. Officials, using a quantity of completely different reviews of smoke, found The hearth to the east.

A second new wildfire was suggested to have started at round 8:30 p.m. Friday on Woodchuck Mountain, in an space north of The proceedd Muddy Slide Hearth in South Routt County, although officers Have not confirmed There is a wildfire.

Oak Creek Hearth Rescue was referred to as out for a smoke investigation simply earlier than darkish Friday however was unable To Search out out if the reviews have been simply steam. A type-2 helicopter has been on standby Saturday, watching The world south of Stagecoach State Park to the east of Little Morrison Creek. So far, no further exercise has been seen.

As thunderstorms proceed To maneuver into Routt County, lightning has been seen frequently Inside the final three nights. Circumstances are anticipated To maintain comparatively humid with potential thunderstorms anticipated every day by way of Wednesday.