Morgan Creek Fire (Wildfire)

 The Morgan Creek Fire was reported on July 9 on the Routt National Forest 15 miles north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The fire started south of the Hinman Campground and spread over the subsequent days south-southeast towards and into the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness. Lightning was determined to be the cause of the fire.  Both air and ground firefighting resources have steadily increased in number in recent days in an effort to contain the fire. A forest area closure remains in effect as well as pre-evacuation orders issued by the Routt County Sheriff on July 9 for residents in the immediate area of the fire. On July 27, command of the Morgan Creek Fire transitioned from the Rocky Mountain Team Black Incident Management Team to a Type 3 Incident Management Organization. The Morgan Creek Fire remains a full suppression

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